Status of Masjid in Islam
Reward of Building Masjid:
In Quran Alkareem Allah Almighty says:
اِنَّمَا یَعۡمُرُ مَسٰجِدَ اللّٰہِ مَنۡ اٰمَنَ بِاللّٰہِ وَ الۡیَوۡمِ الۡاٰخِرِ وَ اَقَامَ الصَّلٰوۃَ وَ اٰتَی الزَّکٰوۃَ وَ لَمۡ یَخۡشَ اِلَّا اللّٰہَ فَعَسٰۤی اُولٰٓئِکَ اَنۡ یَّکُوۡنُوۡا مِنَ الۡمُہۡتَدِیۡنَ
Only those maintain and frequent the Masaajid (Mosques) of Allah, who believe in Allah and the Last Day and keep Salah established and pay Zakaat and fear none except Allah, so it is near that they will be amongst the people of guidance. (Translation of Quran Kanzuleman, surah Tobah, Ayah 18)
In this blessed Ayah, the words “یَعۡمُرُ مَسٰجِدَ اللّٰہِ” have vast meanings and the one who builds a masjid is also included in it. So, the great news of believing in Allah Almighty and other great news are given to this person.
It is also important to learn that getting a Masjid constructed is the way of blessed Ambiya ِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام because Sayyiduna Dawood عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام laid the foundation of Bait-ul-Muqaddas and Sayyiduna Sulayman عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام got it completed by jinns. Likewise, Sayyiduna Ibrahim عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام constructed Masjid-ul-Haraam and our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم constructed Masjid Nabawi.
Dear Islamic brothers! Certainly, to build a Masjid, frequenting it, and having love and affection for it is a great privilege, and only fortunate people are blessed with it. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ include us as well in these fortunate people. Following are the 8 sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم regarding the excellence of Masjid.
Masajid are the houses of Allah
Those who frequent the houses of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ
House in Jannah
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will make a house in Jannah for the one who will construct a Masjid without showing pretentiousness and without making the intention of telling people. (Tabarani Awsat, vol. 5, pp. 184, Hadees 7005)
Heavenly palace of pearl and ruby
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will make a palace in Jannah for the one who gets a Masjid constructed, whether it is small or big. (Tirmizi, vol. 1, pp. 343, Hadees 319)
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sees a person with mercy
The people loved by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ
Dear Brothers! We come to know from these blessed sayings the importance of Masjid and we also learnt that if we build a masjid here in this world Allah Almighty grant us a house in Jannah. We should try to build a masjid and also the masjid minar because it is a sign of Masjid in present era. May Allah Almighty enable us to build a Masjid for His sake and aslo build masjid minar as well. Ameen.
Build a House in Paradise
July 17, 2019
Masjid plays a basic role to establish a good environment in a Muslim society. Masjid is not only a place of worship, it is also a place where people meet and greet.
Reward of Building a Masjid
July 17, 2019
When our beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم Migrated from Makkah to Madina and reached Quba, there he صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم built the first masjid of Islam.