What is a mosque?

The five daily prayers, additional (Sunnah) prayers, Quran recitation, zikir (remembrance of Allah s.w.t.), and many other good actions are performed in a mosque, which is the House of Allah s.w.t. According to the Qur’an,

“And (He revealed) that the mosques are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah, anyone.”

(Surah Al-Jinn, 72:18)

Its purity has to be safeguarded. According to the Qur’an,

“…Had Allah not driven back the people, some by the means of others, there would have been demolished monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is much mentioned. Allah will certainly help those who stand up for Him. Allah is truly All-Powerful, Almighty.”

(Surah Al-Hajj, 22:40)

Islam also recognizes sitting in mosques to do ‘Ibadah for the sake of Allah (I’tikaf) as a form of worship.

Because of how importance of mosques are, the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) erected one as soon as he arrived in Madinah. For Muslims, it served mainly as a place of prayer. In addition, it functioned as a venue for religious instruction and gatherings where the Prophet s.a.w. and his companions r.a. discussed significant issues like defending the city of Madinah from invading foes.

Virtues of Mosques

Mosques have a lot of good qualities and benefits. These are the top 5:

The mosque is the most beloved place by Allah

According to Abu Hurairah r.a., the Prophet s.a.w. stated,

“The dearest parts on the face of the earth to Allah are its mosques, and the most hated parts to Allah are its markets.”

(Sahih Muslim)

The mosques are the sites that Allah loves the greatest since they are where believers congregate to worship Allah SWT and because many good actions are carried out there. As for the marketplaces, the reason they are the most despised areas to Allah is that they are locations where people often engage in dishonest business, violate their word, and are frequently devoid of any awareness of Allah s.w.t. These transgressions remove His kindness. Therefore, the immoralities were blamed on these venues rather than the actual locations.

Mosque Hearts Have Been Chosen To Be Under Allah’s Shade in the Hereafter

According to Abu Hurairah r.a., the Prophet s.a.w. said in a well-known lengthy hadith:

“Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give Shade of His Throne on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Throne’s Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left-hand does not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up”

(Muttafaqun ‘Alayh)

‘A guy whose heart is tied to mosques’ is one of the sorts of persons described in this hadith. This individual will constantly feel the need to visit mosques to offer communal daily prayers. To maintain a connection with Allah, s.w.t., he or she will schedule time for prayer. Despite other obligations, the individual may also volunteer and provide the finest assistance possible in mosques to win Allah’s compassion and redha.

Maintaining the Mosque Is a Testimony of Faith

According to Abu Sa’eed r.a., the Prophet of Allah s.a.w. said:

“If you see a man committed to the mosque then bear witness to his faith. Because Allah, the Exalted, says: The mosques are only maintained by those who have faith in Allah and the Last Day, establish prayer and give charity (At-Taubah, 9:18)”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

Commitment to the Mosque

We are fortunate to have access to so many mosques in World, where we can just stop by and offer our daily prayers. For the benefit of the Muslim community and the World as a whole, the mosques are also actively involved in running a variety of religious and social programs. They unquestionably need our help and support in achieving this, as well as contributions to assist mosque operations and administration.


Mosques have a lot of good qualities and benefits. The mosque is the most beloved place by Allah. To maintain a connection with Allah, s.w.t. will schedule time for prayer.

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