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Undesirability of Entering the Mosque after Eating raw Onion or Garlic

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 311
Undesirability of Entering the Mosque after Eating raw Onion or Garlic

1701. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who has eaten garlic should not come to our mosque.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

The narration in Muslim is: “He who has eaten garlic should not come to our mosques.”

1702. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who has eaten from this plant (i.e., garlic) should not approach us and should not offer Salat (prayer) along with us.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1703. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who has eaten garlic or onion should keep away from us or our mosques.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

The narration in Muslim is: “He who has eaten onion or garlic or leek should not approach our mosque, because the angels are also offended by the strong smells) that offend the children of Adam.”
[Muslim].

1704. It  has  been  narrated  that `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said in the sermon of Friday prayer: “O you people! You eat garlic and onion. I think the odour of these to be very offensive. I saw that if the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) happened to find a man with such offensive odour in the mosque, he would order him to be taken out of the mosque and sent to Al-Baqi`. He who wants to eat any of these, should cook them till their odour dies out.
[Muslim].

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