I received such a question on Twitter the other day.
I like to go to the mosque, but I feel scared.
Before I became a Muslim, I often went to the mosque and participated in the prayer of the group.
It’s normal once you get used to it, but it was really scary the first time.
Basically the cause of the fear is the following two.
What if you do the wrong thing 💦 -You might have a dangerous eye to offend the other party.
Well, but this is a story to solve if you know the manners even a little.
So, let’s go into the manners course immediately.
* If you are in a hurry, 2. Let’s jump to the conclusion.It is possible to understand the contents by instantaneous speed.
Three things to note
(1) Take off your shoes
The mosque always has a border between the sacred area and the rest of it.
In Indonesia language, it is called Batas Suci.
* Batas = boundary, Suci = Sacred
It is a little hard to understand, but the place enclosed in this green is Batas Suci.
It was Batas Suci, the last time I climbed this staircase.From there it will be a sacred area.
This is a closer picture.
I have written something with a black character in the place indicated by the arrow, but roughly “Batas Suci” or “Take off the Shoes” is written.
So here’s the first thing to note.
In addition, the characteristics of Batas Suci are these two.
- There are steps and stairs.
- There are a lot of sandals and shoes.
So, if there is a step in front of a lot of footwear, let’s take off your shoes there.
You don’t have to take your socks off, but most people take it off, so let’s fit it around.
Islam is a religion that makes “cleanliness” very important.
As long as you keep the cleanliness (Suci/Holiness), God will protect you.
Conversely speaking, it is an extreme story, but the person who is not clean is a translation that is not accepted by God.
As the Japanese cleanse the water before entering the shrine, Muslims will also cleanse the whudu before praying.
In addition, we introduce two points when praying.
- Cleanse and stand before God in a clean state
- Dress in the Invisible “Aurat” of each gender
“Aurat” was introduced in this tweet.
Women are "other than hands and faces" Men from on stomach to knees. In principle, it is not good to match the same-sex with each other.
This is correct.”Except” was missing.
Because the mosque is to “pray”, let’s be aware that the atmosphere is defended more than entering the place.
So here’s the second caveat.
Men have long trousers a
nd long sleeves are ideal for long-sleeved women.
Avoid shorts, skirts, or other short footwear.
(3) Action in the mosque
Now, when you actually enter the mosque, most people
- I’m praying for you.
- Reading the Koran
- Relax in the corner
Let’s take a look at the third caveat here.
This is already a rule.Even we of Muslim use this considerably mind when going to the mosque.
Especially after the group worship is over, even if the prayer is over, there are many cases where the people who participated late in the group service in the back row still pray.
In this case, the mosque cannot be left until a hole is opened in the column.Well, it is a moment, but I sometimes wait.
The space for the tourist is often divided in case of the large mosque which is making the sightseeing place, and the time of the group service is not put in the basic mosque though it is well.
So, there is no need to take care of it, but it is just in case.It doesn’t hurt to know.
It has been longer, but if you hold even these three, you will be able to visit a mosque with a pleasant little anxiety!
The rest is “do not fuss” or “do not throw away the garbage” or, well, in Japan public manners generally said to protect.
Also, it is better to have some tension.
The probability of doing a bad thing decreases.
I’ll be around here today.Thank you for reading to the end, thank you very much!!
Thank you! Kasih Terima! Thank you!
Have a nice day.
Have a good day.