What Are Functions of a Mosque? Read This!

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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.

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.

Those are two hadiths about the function of mosques that we must understand.

Conclusion About the Functions of a Mosque in Quran and Hadith

Now I will make a conclusion about the functions of a mosque in the Quran and hadith as I have quoted above. If we understand some of the verses of the Quran and hadith above, then we can conclude several things as follows:

One: the function of a mosque is to worship Allah, such as praying, reading Salawat, Quran, Dhikr, and so on.

Two: the function of a mosque is for social activities, such as compensation for orphans, social assistance, and so on.

Three: the function of a mosque is as a place for rest, such as sleeping, and so on.

Of course, there are many functions of a mosque in addition to these three main things. One thing you must understand is that mosque can be used for good things that are not against Islamic law.

All readers! That is a brief explanation of “what are functions of a mosque?”. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen.

See you again in the next article!

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