The Benefits & Rewards of Building a Mosque
Help yourself by helping others worship
At the heart of any Islamic community, a mosque can be found. Mosques are as old as Islam itself; they are the beating heart of our community and stand as a physical example of our faith. The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) even helped in the construction of the first mosque in Medina, as it was part of his will to define a place of worship for Muslims everywhere.
A mosque provides us with so much more than a simple house of worship though, it is a precious sanctuary that provides a place for individual enlightenment, education and moral guidance. Inside the hallowed walls of a blessed masjid is where we teach our children about the Qur’an, where we come to honour and worship Allah (SWT) and where we can come together for special occasions in the community, such as holidays, weddings and funerals.
As Muslims, we recognise the importance of these beautiful places of worship, but do you know what the benefits of building a mosque are? The reward for building a mosque is great and ongoing; for every prayer said inside a mosque you’ve helped build, Allah (SWT) will reward you in Jannah. As well as the rewards you can receive for building a mosque, the community in which you’ve builthe mosque will benefit as well!
There are many of our brothers and sisters in the developing world who struggle without having a proper mosque in their communities, but The Mosque Project is trying to change that. Read on to have a look at some of the benefits of building a mosque for a community in need.
It’s Sadaqah Jariyah!
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (continuing charity), knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him” [Muslim]
Building a mosque is a wonderful act of Sadaqah Jariyah! The reward for building a mosque is unending, and as long as people are benefiting from the mosque you’ve helped build then you will continue to receive rewards from Allah (SWT) even in the Hereafter.
The benefits of building a mosque are plain as day if you think of all the rewards you will receive for every single prayer made in your mosque!
A Palace in Jannah
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever builds a mosque, desiring thereby Allah’s pleasure, Allah builds for him the like of it in paradise.” [Bukhari]
A great reward for building a mosque is being granted a palace in Jannah. Allah (SWT), our benevolent creator, will reward us for building His house of worship here on earth by building us a house in paradise! Building a mosque helps us spread our deen in this world and brings not only ourselves closer to Allah (SWT) but everyone who enters the mosque as well.
The Prophet (ﷺ) has told us the reward for building a mosque, we should follow in his footsteps and build masjids for those in need. If you’re looking to build a mosque for Allah’s (SWT) pleasure, you can team up with other donors or build one on your own in Asia or Africa with The Mosque Project.
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter.” [Muslim]
There are many poor communities in our ummah that simply cannot afford to make necessary repairs or upgrades to their mosques, and some don’t even have a local mosque at all. In these communities, people find themselves setting up for prayer outside in the hot sun or pouring rain, walking mile after mile to go to a neighbouring town’s mosque or praying alone without out the benefits of congressional worship.
Communal prayer, spiritual guidance, Islamic education for children and a safe community hub are only a few of the benefits of building a mosque in these communities. When you build a mosque for the less fortunate, you are providing them with a sturdy house of worship that will foster their moral and spiritual development for years to come. By building a mosque for those in need, you are bringing life back to the community.
You can start donating towards The Mosque Project today to build a masjid in a poor community and help our brothers and sister pray in comfort and security. Help yourself in this life and the next by helping others worship today.
WEDNESDAY 1 JAN 2020