Rewards of Praying at a Mosque
The endless rewards of praying at a Mosque
A Mosque means many things to many people.
For some, it’s a community centre to meet friends and local loved ones.
For others, it’s a sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of life. While many children attend ‘Madrassah classes’ every evening to learn about and connect with their faith.
Whether it’s part of your daily routine, or just on a Friday, Mosques are a pivotal part of faith that comes with great reward.
The first Mosque
Since the opening of the first-ever Mosque, Quba Masjid, Islam has stressed the importance of visiting the House of God.
Three kilometres to the south of Madinah is where the Prophet (ﷺ) and his companions rested during the migration from Makkah to Madinah.
Masjid Quba is where they constructed the foundation for Islam’s first Mosque, a Mosque mentioned in the Quran itself in verse 108 of Surah Tawbah.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said “Whoever purifies himself in his house, then comes to the mosque of Quba and prays in it, he will have a reward like the Umrah pilgrimage.”
The rewards of praying in Masjid al Nabawi is better than 1000 prayers in any other Mosque while praying in Masjid al-Haram is 100,000 times better.
The rewards in the Quran and Hadith
A prayer done in congregation is highly encouraged.
In fact, the reward is 27 times more than a prayer offered alone, as narrated in Bukhari and Muslim.
One of the reasons for this is Islam’s great emphasis on community, brotherhood and unity.
Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (ﷺ), said, “Whoever goes to the mosque in the morning and evening, Allah will prepare for him a place in Paradise for every morning and evening.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
The Quran also says: “O you who believe! When you are called to congregational (Friday) prayer, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trade. That is better for you, if you but knew.” 62:9
The Prophet (ﷺ) told us that the entire experience of attending the Mosque, including every step taken to the House of God, is rewarded.
“He who purifies (performs Wudu’) himself in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (mosque) for performing an obligatory Salat, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).” [Muslim].
The Mosque Project
Mosques are vital institutions for communities. Without these spiritual centres, Islam cannot flourish, people miss out on education and there is a lack of connection between Muslims.
A dedicated place to prayer is so fundamental and normal to us but in many developing countries, they don’t always have this option.
By supporting the build of Mosques in places like Asia or Africa you not only can bring joy to hundreds, but it’s a great form of Sadaqah Jariyah, on-going charity.
This type of charity benefits you even after you leave this earth.
Over the past 10 years, thanks to your donations, over 8,153,600 prayers have prayed in our mosques and that number is growing every day.
You can have your share in this and build your house in Jannah.
WEDNESDAY 1 JAN 2020