The Mosque - the House of Allah
Among the seven which are granted shade under the Throne of Allah on Judgement Day - the day when there is no shade but His - is the one whose heart is attached to the mosques. This is mentioned in Sahih al Bukhari Book 10, Hadith 54.
The mosque is the place in which Salah is performed.
The Arabic word "Masjid" stems from the root s-j-d and means "place of prostration (to Allah)".
Indeed the prayer in congregation is much better and more valued than prayer by oneself. The reward for it is twenty-seven times greater (Bukhari Book 10, Hadith 46) than praying alone. And it's mentioned in Riyad us Saliheen Book 8, Hadith 81 that one who prays Isha' in congregation is like one who prayed for half of the night, and the one who prays Fajr in congregation is like one who prayed the entire night. And in Sunan Abi Dawud Book 2, Hadith 164 we are informed: "A man's prayer said along with another is purer than his prayer said alone, and his prayer with two men is purer than his prayer with one, but if there are more it is more pleasing to Allah, the Almighty, the Majestic."
And the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him said: "Convey glad tidings to those who walk to the mosque in the darkness. For they will be given full light on the Day of Resurrection." (Riyad us Saliheen Book 8, Hadith 68).
The mosque is the place in which Jumu'ah is held.
On Friday the Imam delivers a Khutbah (sermon) to his community, and the Jumuah congregation is obligatory for Muslim men to attend. The Muslims should bathe before coming to the mosque, then they should come early and sit and listen attentively to this Khutbah and avoid playing, talking, eating or any distractions.
The reward for attending Jumu'ah in the proper manner is tremendous. On Friday we should bathe ourselves, use perfume, wear the best clothes and clean our teeth.
In Jami'at Tirmidhi Book 4, Hadith 9 we are informed: Aws bin Aws narrated: "Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said to me: Whoever performs Ghusl on Friday, and bathes completely, and goes early, arriving early, gets close and listens and is silent, there will be for him in every step he takes the reward of a year of fasting and standing (in prayer)."
And in Sahih al Bukhari Book 11, Hadith 34 we are told that Salman Al-Farsi narrated: "Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven."
The mosque is the place in which I'tikaf is practiced.
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Edited last time by mustafa on 05/20/2021 (Thu) 21:01:08.
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