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Most religions have places for Muslims to worship, such as a Masjid. A Masjid is a place of worship and prayer for Muslims to Allah Almighty. In Arabic, a Masjid is known as a Masjid or Jami. The Masjid is any house or open space where Muslims gather to offer Salah (Nimaz). Some Masjids are also used as gathering places for Muslims to discuss issues or for religious education. It is not only a place for prayer but also the heart of the community and the site of many beautiful works of Islamic art.

What exactly is a Masjid?

A Masjid is Allah s.w.t. ‘s House, where only He is worshipped and glorified via the five daily prayers, supplementary (Sunnah) prayers, the Quran recitation, Zikir (remembrance of Allah s.w.t. ), and many other good deeds. According to the Quran,

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

(Surah Al-Jinn, 72:18)

PARTICIPATION IN ISLAMIC EDUCATION

Masjids are more than just places to worship ALLAH (SWT). It also serves as a Muslim educational center. They are taught every detail about Islam and its teachings. Many Masjids have teachers who teach Muslims the Quran. They teach the Quranic Tajweed, translation, and Holy Quran recitation. Aside from that, several social issues are discussed in light of Islamic teachings, which help Muslims live by Islamic principles.

PLACE OF WORSHIP

Muslims are required to pray five times per day. Masjids are where Muslims gather to perform their obligatory prayers. They can pray there, both compulsory and supererogatory. Masjids are also peaceful places for Muslims to worship ALLAH (SWT) and practice spirituality.

What the Holy Quran has to say about Masjids:

And (He revealed) that the Masjids are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah, anyone.” (Surah Al-Jinn, 72:18)

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Muslims gather in more significant numbers in Masjids for obligatory prayers and to commemorate other religious events. Masjids are where Friday sermons, Eid gatherings, and other congregational prayers are held. These gatherings strengthen Muslim bonds and foster a sense of brotherhood and unity, resulting in a strong community.

CHARITABLE WORK AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Masjids frequently engage in charitable work, such as distributing zakat (alms) and organizing food drives for the less fortunate. Furthermore, they may assist those in financial need, thus upholding the Islamic principle of helping people experiencing poverty.

A CENTRE OF INSTRUCTION

Masjid imams and other religious leaders are essential in advising and counseling those around them. They offer pastoral counseling, spiritual guidance, and support during difficult times. Masjids are safe havens where people can seek advice and comfort without fear of judgment.

MASJIDS-RELATED VIRTUES AND REWARDS

Masjids are peaceful places where Muslims can freely practice their religion. This location is associated with numerous benefits, including:

The Significance of Masjids :

Masjids are places that ALLAH (SWT) enjoys visiting. This also implies that those who spend time in mosques praying and worshipping ALLAH (SWT) are favored by ALLAH (SWT). What could be better than sitting somewhere and remembering ALLAH and receiving unlimited blessings and rewards from ALLAH (SWT)? According to Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (PBUH) said: 

“The places that are dearest to Allah are the Masjids, and the places that are most hateful to Allah are the markets.” – [Muslim]

Connection and Mercy:

Those connected with Masjids and pray their five-time prayers there with the congregation will receive ALLAH’s (SWT) mercy and pleasure.

Rewards for Masjids Builders:

Masjids are popular places for Muslims to pray; those who assist in constructing Masjids will receive numerous rewards both in this life and on the Day of Judgement. According to Uthman ibn Affan, the Prophet of Allah (PBUH) said, 

Whoever builds a Masjids for Allah, Allah will build a house like it in Paradise for him.”Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 450, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 533

Sadaqah-e-Jariah through Masjids :

Building a Masjids is also Sadaqah-e-Jariah (charity whose benefits continue even after the donor dies).According to the Holy Prophet (PBUH),: 

‘ When a person dies, his deeds end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him.’ [Muslim]

Summing Up

Masjids are sacred places where Muslims gather to pray and strengthen their relationship with ALLAH (SWT). It is the most tranquil location where the only goal is to remember ALLAH and his blessings. Masjids serve as a center of education and guidance for Muslims, bringing them closer to Islam and its teachings.