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About Mosques

Madni Masjid – Dewsbury Town Centre

Is a Mosque important: Try to imagine what a Muslim community would lose if it did not have a Mosque. It would have no place where the whole community could pray collectively – a Muslim is expected to pray five times a day and to abandon the prayer is not an option for any Muslim, since it is the greatest obligation after Tawheed (the affirmation of the worship of Allāh alone). Think again from previous lessons, the extremely important role that the Mosque plays in the lives of Muslims. All this shows that it is very important for a Muslim community to have a Mosque. A truly Islamic mosque must be based upon the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ), free from innovations and misguided ideas.

  • Mosques are places for the worship of Allah alone, free from idolatrous practices, since Islam is a purely monotheistic religion.
  • Mosques can attract non-Muslims to Islam by showing them some of the religious activities of the Muslims such as the prayer, making them curious about Islam and its beliefs, and giving them an opportunity to find out more.
  • Mosques are centres of learning and study of the Qur’an, hadeeth, Sunnah, Seerah (the Prophet’s life) and more.
  • Mosques are a meeting place for the community where they are informed of important religious events and duties.
  • Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) informed the men that they are not allowed to prevent women from attending the Mosques, because Mosques are important places for them too.
  • Some Mosques are negligent and do not follow the Sunnah, nor do they give importance to Tawheed.
  • A very small number of Mosques open their doors to radical ideas – good Muslims who want to follow the Sunnah should be not deceived by these type of Mosques or the people who speak there.
  • The Friday prayers are obligatory upon every adult male, and these are conducted in the larger Mosques.

It is possible to worship five times and day and establish the rest of the Pillars even if there is not a Mosque nearby, but that is not the ideal for any Muslim. A Muslim always desires to worship alongside other Muslims – that unity and sense of brotherhood strengthens further the faith of Muslims, and keeps them connected.