Building a mosque in a needy area

Building a mosque in a needy area

At the heart of every community stands the mosque as a cornerstone and a vital hub, where believers gather to perform prayers and strengthen social ties. However, some areas remain in dire need of mosques to serve their residents, as they may lack adequate transportation to reach nearby mosques, or the available mosques are insufficient to meet their needs.

The construction of a mosque in a needy area is an initiative aimed at meeting the needs of local residents and providing a place for performing prayers and religious and cultural activities. This work is considered a great good that serves the community comprehensively, as it contributes to strengthening social communication and strengthening religious and cultural ties between community members.

The importance of building a mosque in needy areas, and how this work can be an opportunity to strengthen solidarity and harmony in local communities, in addition to the positive effects it can achieve on the level of psychological, social and spiritual health of individuals in those areas.

The importance of building a mosque in needy areas

The construction of mosques in needy areas carries great importance and has a positive impact on the religious, social and psychological aspects of the population in those areas.

Aspects that highlight the importance of building mosques in needy areas:

Spiritual and religious promotion:

The mosque provides a place for performing prayers and performing other religious devotions. The mosque is considered a center of religious education and spiritual guidance, where people can get religious knowledge and guidance from scholars and sheikhs.

Strengthening social ties:

The mosque brings people from different backgrounds and cultures together in one place, promoting social communication and acquaintance between them. The mosque also provides an opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in social and cultural activities.

Promoting identity and social belonging:

The mosque contributes to the strengthening of belonging to the community and cultural identity, as it forms a place for gathering and interaction between community members and the exchange of values and traditions.

Improving mental health:

The mosque provides a calm and relaxing environment for prayer and meditation, which helps to relieve stress and enhance the mental health of individuals in the needy area.

Promote volunteerism and social contribution:

The construction of the mosque encourages social participation and cooperation through donations of money and volunteer efforts in the construction and maintenance of the mosque, which enhances the volunteer spirit and contribution to community service.

The construction of mosques in needy areas is an essential pillar in strengthening spirituality, social ties, enhancing the mental health of individuals, in addition to enhancing identity and social belonging, enhancing the volunteer spirit and social contribution.

Building a mosque in a needy area

Building mosques in Islam

In Islam, the mosque holds a great status; it is considered one who loved the bottom of the earth to Allah-may he be exalted -. It is a place of worship and a springboard for jihad, where Hearts gather in obedience to Allah and worship is translated into realistic actions that serve society. The importance of building mosques in Islam is manifested in the fact that it was the first work done by the Prophet-peace be upon him – after his migration to Medina, where he built the Prophet’s mosque as a center of worship and a platform for education and guidance. He also warned Allah-Almighty and Almighty-of shame in this world and punishment in the Hereafter For those who forbid mentioning Allah in mosques and seek to destroy them. Therefore, the construction of mosques in Islam is a duty and a necessity to achieve piety and build a society based on justice and tolerance.

The favor of building mosques in Islam

In Islam, the construction of mosques carries great importance and is considered one of the good deeds for which Allah-Almighty – has arranged great remuneration and great credit. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) pointed out the virtue of the reconstruction of mosques and caring for them, describing that work as ongoing charity, saying: “whoever builds a mosque, the face of Allaah desires, Allaah builds him like him in Paradise”.

In the interpretation of this hadith, al-Nawawi explained the importance of building mosques from two sides; the first: a reward from Allah for the contributor to the construction of the mosque to build him a house similar to him in Paradise, and the second: Allah’s preference for the Houses of mosques built by his worshippers over the Houses of paradise, making it a special place in the eyes of Allah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained that whoever builds a mosque for Allaah as far as the place where cats are examined, Allaah built a house for him in Paradise, which indicates the importance of contributing to this noble work.

Rules for the construction of mosques in Islamic law

Islamic law warns of the need to control the decoration and decoration in the construction of mosques, as it forbids exaggerating them in order to disturb worshippers. It also warns against the use of gold and silver in the construction of mosques, as this is considered wasteful, a waste of money and contrary to the spirit of humility and simplicity in worship.

The role of mosques in the life of Muslims

Mosques play a fundamental and influential role in the life of Muslims, as they give the individual peace and tranquility by performing the prayers imposed in them, which brings him reward and reward. Mosques also promote bonding and love between members of the Islamic community, as they are considered a place for closer relationships and acquaintance of people with each other. Through the meetings of Muslims in mosques during the day and night prayers, communication is strengthened and social ties are deepened, which embodies the mosque’s message in Islam by promoting unity and synergy among Muslims.

Building a mosque in a needy area

The impact of charity work on society and the individual

Philanthropy is a fundamental pillar in building interconnected and solidarity-based societies, as it contributes to enhancing social cooperation and achieving well-being for all. When supporting people in need, we strengthen solidarity and build bridges of cooperation, which promotes a positive spirit in society.

But the positive impact of charity work is not limited only to society, but also extends to our personal lives, where it gives us happiness and satisfaction. For me, donating to the poor through AHAD humanitarian association is an expression of the values of giving and dedication, and gives me pride and reassurance that I am part of improving the lives of others.

AHAD humanitarian society stands out for its diverse efforts in serving people, as it strives to achieve comprehensive development through its various projects. Its efforts range from the construction of wells to provide clean water to the distribution of livestock to improve the livelihood of families, up to the support of education and health care. AHAD works hard to achieve a positive impact in people’s lives.

You can visit the ahad Association website to find out more about the projects it offers

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