Kids in the mosque a problem or not?
So this week I took my son to the mosque , MashaAllah he's a very active and lively 3 year old which I'm conscious of when in public. On this day he decided to absolutely revert back to being 1 years old and was jumping on my back, running through the rows, laughing all sorts. Being a general little bugger.
Obviously I was mortified, picked him up and proceeded to leave as soon as the prayer was over. As I got him ready a sister came and said (very nicely I might add)- "he was running through the rows sister next time he does that at home tell him not to do that." It was nice of her to advise me, but is it just me or as a mum is that the last thing you want in that moment? When you're already embarrassed and ashamed by your child's behaviour, and you can't take it out on them they are innocent. It's the assumption that you haven't already thought of that? Or has this issue with your child? You already feel judged by them showing you up gloriously!
This isn't the first time I've heard of people asking for children to be, kept silent, not in the masjid or prayer space, and stories alike. Alhamdulilah may Allah bless that sister for intention, but what about situations where mosques are less tolerant of children and the potential noise they bring?
I'm not saying at all my sons behaviour was okay but that he's child, you've observed me restrict him in all ways I can. I too would like to pray uninterrupted but it's the nature of children and motherhood specifically.
Have you ever experience any upset about your child in the mosque? What role do you think kids should play in the mosque? Curious to see others thoughts?? #children #mosque #muslimparenting #kids #tantrums #playtime #behaviour #masjid #jummah #naseeha #fridayprayer #muslimah #muslimmummy #muslimmum #muslims #ummah #whatdoyouthink #debate #islamicparenting #islamislove #islam #alhamdulillah