A childless mosque is an incomplete mosque

In a recent article, businessman Murat Ulkar expressed his thoughts on not being bothered by the presence of children in the mosque and allowing them to be present there as children, based on one of his incidents. “In my opinion, a mosque where there are no children and where children do not run is an incomplete mosque,” said Ulkar.

Murat Ulkar, chairman of the Yıldız Holding Board, wrote in his article entitled “Children’s Meetings in the Mosque” that his thoughts and memories were that children should be allowed to remain as children in the mosque without expecting to behave like adults. Published on his website.

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Here are the posts from WhatsApp about the activities of Imam of Konya Karate Mehmet Sen Topal Hoka Mosque from WhatsApp today. One of them said that Hodja used to break his fast for 50 people in the out-building of the mosque every night during Ramadan. The area below the mosque has become the Dianet Youth Center.

As can be seen from other posts and video posts, Hodge has transformed the mosque into a place where children in the neighborhood can spend a lot of time and learn while having fun. Thus the mosque has become a meeting place for the children of the neighborhood. After watching the attached video, a Borderline message came, “Are the kids hungry after Iftar?”

I thought, “What would children do if they didn’t have a childhood? We don’t expect them to behave like adults in a mosque” and I remembered the days of my childhood and youth. At the Kizil Minar Mosque in Istanbul, Akshara, Harhar, our teacher Mahmut Bayram and we, the children in the neighborhood were like friends. In the mosque, especially upstairs, all kinds of study opportunities, tea in picnic tubes, baklava were always available. Of course, we also have the keys to the mosque doors in our pockets. But when the prayer started, the congregation would go to bed, the children would get up, and there would be a lot of noise. The elders of the church could not stand it and chased the children. Once, our teacher left the prayer and went out on the street, collected the children, with affection and brought them back. Now the congregation has learned that it is not possible to pray without a child.

Mosque; A gathering place means they are complete when people of all ages and levels come together and are furnished by children. A mosque where there are no children and where children do not run is an incomplete mosque in my opinion. For this reason, the teachers at the Konya mosque did exactly what was needed. I congratulate him and I would like to share the relevant part of an article written by our former President Mehmet Gormez on our religion which I recently read:

We see the best example in the life of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) in associating children with mosques and introducing them to worship. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) personally brought children to the mosque by the hand, tolerated their childish behavior, and never thought of expelling them from the mosque because of their mistakes. In this way, he gave them the opportunity to listen to him and to set an example. He used to carry children on his back during prayers and when he saw his grandchildren entering the mosque during the khutbah, he got down from the pulpit and took them in his arms and continued the khutbah with them. When he heard the sound of a baby crying, he quickly led the prayer, and he was not satisfied with the suffering of the children and their mothers. Because of his tolerance, even in daily prayers, the children gather at the Nawabi Mosque, almost filling rows. The first great muhaddiths, commentators and jurists in the history of Islam were brought up among these children.

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