Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of the “reward for cleaning masjid“? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are three important things about the “reward for cleaning masjid” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Masjid and Its Virtues in Islam
The first important thing about the “reward for cleaning masjid” that I will explain now is masjid and its virtues in Islam. I want you to understand that before you read any further explanation in this article. Apart from that, I also want you to have a complete understanding of this topic.
One: masjid is “house” of Allah.
One thing that is popular among Muslims and they believe in it is that masjid is the “house” of Allah. The point is that essentially all masjids belong to Allah. We can find this explanation in the following verses of the Quran and hadith:
وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا
Verily, the masjids belong to Allah, so do not worship anyone but Allah. (Al-Jin: 18).
وَمَا اجْتَمَعَ قَوْمٌ فِي بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوتِ اللهِ يَتلُونَ كِتَابَ اللهِ ، وَيَتَدَارَسُونَهُ بينهم ، إِلاَّ نَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّكِينَةُ وَغَشِيتْهُمُ الرَّحْمَةُ ، وَحَفَّتْهُمُ المَلاَئِكَةُ ، وَذَكَرَهُمُ اللهُ فِيمَنْ عِنْدَهُ
And not a people gather in one of the houses of Allah, they read the Book of Allah and study it, but tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will cover them, the angels surround them, and Allah praises them before the creatures who are with Him.
Two: the masjid is one of the places that is often mentioned in the Quran and the hadith specifically.
The masjid is one of the noble places for Muslims and is very important in Islam. Therefore, if we read the Quran and hadith, we will find a lot of explanations about the hadith. We can find this explanation in the Quran and hadith below:
وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ مَنَعَ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ
And who is more unjust than one who prevents the mention of Allah’s name in His masjids? (Al-Baqarah: 114).
إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ
Only those who prosper the masjids of Allah are those who believe in Allah and the Last Day. (At-Taubah: 18).
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ مَنْ سَمِعَ رَجُلًا يُنْشِدُ ضَالَةً فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلْيَقُلْ ؛ لَا رَدَّهَا اللهُ عَلَيْكَ ، فَإِنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لَمْ تُبْنَ لِهَذَا . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever hears someone searches for lost items in the mosque, then let him say, “May Allah not return it to you. Indeed, mosques are not built for this purpose.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ مَنْ يَبِيْعُ أَوْ يَبْتَاعُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَقُوْلُوْا لَهُ ؛ لَا أَرْبَحَ اللهُ تِجَارَتَكَ . رَوَاهُ النَّسَائِيُّ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “If you see a person who sells and buys in a mosque, then tell him,” May Allah not benefit your trade. “The hadith is narrated by an- Nasa’i and at-Tirmidzi.
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ مَرَّ بِحَسَّانٍ يُنْشِدُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلَحَظَ إِلَيْهِ ، فَقَالَ ؛ قَدْ كُنْتُ أُنْشِدُ فِيْهِ ، وَفِيْهِ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْكَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, that Umar radliyallahu anhu met Hassan who was developing (poetry) in the mosque. He then looked at Hassan with a denying view. Hassan then said, “I have developed (poetry) in it (mosque). In it there is someone who is better than you. “The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Three: the masjid is one of the centers of Muslim activity.
The masjid is one of the centers of Muslim activity. Masjid can be used for social activities. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ ؛ أُصِيْبُ سَعْدٌ يَوْمَ الْخَنْدَقِ فَضَرَبَ عَلَيْهِ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيْمْةً فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ لِيَعُوْدَهُ مِنْ قَرِيْبٍ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “Sa’ad was hit by an arrow at the time of the Khandaq war. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam then made a tent for Sa’ad at the mosque, so that he could meet him from a nearby place.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
That’s a brief explanation of the masjid and its virtues in Islam. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Cleaning Masjid in Islam
The second important point about the “reward for cleaning masjid” which I will explain here is the argument about cleaning masjid. I want you to understand that so that you can understand the argument of the topic we are discussing now.
By the way, we can find an explanation of the argument of cleaning masjid in the hadith below:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ ؛ أَمَرَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِبِنَاءِ الْمَسَاجِدِ فِيْ الدَّوْرِ ، وَأَنْ تُنَظَّفَ وَتُطَيَّبَ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَأَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has ordered us to build mosques in gathering places, and so that the mosques are cleaned and fragranced.” The hadith is narrated by Ahmad, Abu Daud, and at-Tirmidhi.
That is the argument for cleaning masjid that we must understand.