Garlic bad smell
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I was having food with one of my friend and i had something with onion, i asked him if he would come for isha namaz with me we have two mosque in our area one starts isha namaz at 8:15 other at 8:35 while eating it was 8:20 so i asked him if he would come with me to the mosque where namaz time is 8:35 he told me he does not goes to that mosque because the imam there prays the namaz very fast so he does not goes in that mosque secondly he told me i cant go to mosque coz i did eat onion i know that one cannot go to mosque with bad odour so i told him that i will have a mouth freshner and i will go and clean my mouth properly while doing wazu then he told me that during prophet mohammed saws there was no mouth freshner i want to know if i am right in going to mosque or should i have avoided it that day ( i went to mosque that day ) i generally avoid onion but i did forget it that day.
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Your Statement: he told me he does not goes to that mosque because the imam there prays the namaz very fast so he does not goes in that mosque
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2527 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Prophet (saws) said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious; the prayer is obligatory on you behind every believer, pious or impious, even if he commits grave sins; the (funeral) prayer is incumbent upon every Muslim, pious and impious, even if he commits major sins.
Beloved brother in Islam, regardless of how fast the imaam prays the salaah, it would not effect the reward of the congregation praying behind him. One cannot use the prayer of the imaam as an excuse not to pray in the mosques!
Your Statement: secondly he told me i cant go to mosque coz i did eat onion
Indeed, the Prophet (saws) disliked that someone who had eaten uncooked onion or garlic would attend the prayers in the mosques, before they had thoroughly cleaned their mouths. But if one cleans his mouth with a freshner, or mint, or toothbrush, or uses a miswak, etc., there is absolutely no harm in attending the mosques.
Beloved and dear brother, it seems that your friend might be looking for legal excuses not to attend the congregational prayers in the mosques, when there are none in Shariah. It is absolutely obligatory for a believing man to offer the five obligatory prayers in the mosques.
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Your Brother in Islam,