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Danger of Competing to Build a Mosque

Islam Today: Danger of competing to build a mosque ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the dangers of competing to build a mosque. I think we all understand the meaning of the term. Yup! The point is competition between Muslims to build a magnificent mosque. Facts like that have happened now. Many mosques are built at a very expensive cost, but the main function is less attention. In Islam it is very dangerous.

As always, before I explain this theme further, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this theme. Pay attention!

عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ لَا تَقُوْمُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَتَبَاهَى النَّاسُ فِيْ الْمَسَاجِدِ . أَخْرَجَهُ السَّبْعَةُ إِلَّا التِّرْمِذِيُّ

From Anas radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Day of Judgment will not happen until it competes to build mosques.” The hadith is narrated by seven people except at-Tirmidhi (Ahmad, al- Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Daud, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).

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There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith above warns that we are not competing in building mosques and that we do not compete to decorate them, because that includes the customs of Ahli Kitab and one of the signs that the Day of Judgment will occur.

Two; The hadith explains the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad, because in the hadith he told what would happen in the future.

All readers! The hadith above does not specifically explain the dangers of competing to build a mosque. That only explains, that vying to build a mosque is one sign that the Day of Judgment will come. But, pay attention! In Islamic teachings, Judgment Day is the beginning of the afterlife; Heaven and hell. At that time there was no chance to repent.

Secondly, of course we know that competing to build a mosque requires a huge amount of money. A beautiful and magnificent mosque will be a waste if there are no activities that are comparable to the costs that have been used.

I need to say again, that the main purpose of building a mosque is for worship. The secondary purpose is social activities carried out in the mosque as I explained in the previous article. That is what must be considered! So, we don’t need to be obsessed with towering buildings without measuring the benefits!

That is a brief explanation of danger of competing to build a mosque. Now, do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation is very clear. So, I hope you understand. If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!

Reference;

Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. I, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 276-277.

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