Every place of worship should be treated with utmost respect and care. The house of God welcomes everyone.  Upon entering the space, a Muslim ready to worship is encouraged to be in the state of wudu, or having performed the ablution that is necessary before touching the Quran or praying. He or she should know, now is not the time to engage in arguments or shouting. Phones are encouraged to be silenced in order to avoid any distractions. Many Muslims will enter the space and perform an optional two cycles of prayer individually to greet the masjid before taking a seat, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to do before services commence. During actual prayer, there is no talking—that in fact breaks the prayer and necessitates it to be repeated. One is encouraged to not be loud and run around, and any other activities that could disrupt a fellow person’s worship should be avoided.