Selling in the Masjid

Q: Is it permissible to sell books or meat in Masjids (mosques)?

A: It is impermissible to sell and buy in Masjids. According to the report of Al-Tirmidhy on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, If you see someone selling or buying in the Masjid, say: 'May Allah render your bargain fruitless!' When you see someone announcing something lost in it, say: 'May Allah not restore it to you!' May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.