In a group that I belong to, I saw a post that I was actually thinking about recently.
لَّا يَسْتَوِي الْقَاعِدُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ غَيْرُ أُولِي الضَّرَرِ وَالْمُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ عَلَى الْقَاعِدِينَ دَرَجَةً وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَىٰ وَفَضَّلَ اللَّهُ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ عَلَى الْقَاعِدِينَ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا
Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.
بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Today’s posting is a reminder about the Masjid.
The Masjid is the most special place in a Muslim’s life, it’s so special that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلام) said, “ He wish he could appoint someone to lead the Salah and go burn the houses of the Men that don’t come for the prayer in Jamaa’ah”….
Obviously Sisters, this should be your attitude if you have Muslim males in your house, you should encourage your Men to develop prayer in a dedicated facility dedicated to Allah, besides your homes.
Brothers, having read that verse of the Qur’an, we should begin to examine the many virtues of why our Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلام) wanted us to come and pray in the Masjid.
First and foremost, it’s the place that Allah has set aside “ his special time “ to grant us the maximum reward. For example, if you read the verse, he said “Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home)”. This is a tremendous reminder that the greater reward is in the Masjid.
Imaam Muslim ( يرحمه الله) collected the following narration on the authority of “ ABU HURAIRAH”, ( رضي الله عنه ) in the book of
“ The Masjid”:
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَحَبُّ الْبِلَادِ إِلَى اللَّهِ مَسَاجِدُهَا وَأَبْغَضُ الْبِلَادِ إِلَى اللَّهِ أَسْوَاقُهَا
671 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْمَسَاجِدِ وَمَوَاضِعِ الصَّلَاة إذا صلى الفجر جلس في مصلاه حتى تطلع الشمس حسنا
“ The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques, and the most hated places to Allah are the markets.”
Source: Sahih Muslim 671
It’s always important that any time Allah’s “LOVE” is mentioned in anything, we need to make that place or thing a priority above everything else to us.
Outside of the material aspect of things, there’s something metaphorical going on in anything that Allah’s “ LOVE” is attached to.
Part of the reason why our hearts are divided is because we have not recognized the obvious, Allah loves those who come out in his cause and receives some hurt, above those that sit @ home and receive no hurt.
May Allah bless us to realize the tremendous benefit of hurting for him, امين….