The role-function and importance of the Musjid in Islam

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah

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wa salatu salam ala Mulana Viva La Mulana Viva la vida de la Kitab Avada kitabi hula Sharia Shariati bada Shariati. mavado foto de la humanus shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. In Amaya muramasa de de la human Amina Villa you will do me a favor

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while Kama Sutra has occurred Welcome yaksha in law law, settler colonialism respected brothers and sisters.

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We begin by praising Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala for the many favors Allah has bestowed upon us, salutations B upon our beloved nebia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We begin today's talk on this important subject on the role and function of the masajid in our Deen Allah subhanho wa Taala in Islam has laid great stress and emphasis on the role of the masjid. It is the houses of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala and the pervert around which our deenie our community and our individual life is supposed to evolve around. It is a symbol of Islam. It is the gardens of Paradise in Amara Tamiya the agenda when you pass by the gatherings of xikar which of course would be the masajid the most beloved places to Allah in this world. I have boulby la de la la he masajid raha the masjid is this and it is many, many other things. I'm going to

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enumerate some of the benefits of the masjid, I'm going to enumerate some of the aspects and the role and function of the masjid in Islam. The first thing is, it is the spiritual centers of the

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the Muslims, it is a spiritual center for us. And we need to understand this. There are two aspects in a human beings life, the material and the spiritual. There are two aspects, the material and the spiritual. Each and every one understand the material needs. Allah has made mention of it in the 16th to power of the Holy Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allah Kanata UEFI hawala Tara nakara mafia voila, Allah tala Toad Adam alayhis salam, O Adam in Jenna, don't let shaytan take you out of Jannah all your physical needs are met alerted you RP Ha. You will not get hungry. You would not be without clouds. You would not be without shelter and thirst will not overtake you what we will do we

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say roti kapra makan. So our physical needs, but just as we have physical and material needs which are fulfilled, by material things, we have a spiritual need. We have a need to communicate with our law. We have a need to communicate with our Creator, without which a person will find a vacuum in his life. He would not be comfortable, he would not find satisfaction, he would not find contentment until he communicates with Allah. Many times people don't fulfill this spiritual need.

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spiritual needs are not fulfilled by material things. spiritual needs are going to be fulfilled by remembering Allah, reading the Holy Quran, coming closer towards Almighty Allah, remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala without which there is a vacuum. People try to fill that vacuum with other things. Therefore they make people go into entertainment, alcoholism, and they go into drugs. And the reason is there is a vacuum in their life, that vacuum they think is going to be fulfilled by other things. It's not going to be fulfilled by that. It's only going to be fulfilled when we have a spiritual bond with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Therefore Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah be the karela

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Hitman kulu vetterli in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala will hearts find contentment and that is the reason why we find such great benefits from the spiritual point of view with regard to the masjid and the houses of Almighty Allah have will be la de la la Hema sajida the most beloved places in the earth to Allah is the masjid is a spiritual center. Nivea cream sauce them said, whenever you see a person who has attachment to the masjid pay testimony to his Eman And Allah subhana wa Taala recited diverse Nivea cream saw slim recited diverse in Amaya muramasa je de la human homina Villa he will meet after verily those will tend to the houses of Almighty Allah who

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believe in Allah

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Believe in the prophet and believe in the Day of Judgment. So if you are if you see a person attached to the masjid, their testimony to his he man, he's such great, you know, benefits and spiritual rewards with regard to going to the masjid via cream sauce lamb told one tribe who was staying at a distance from the masjid and they came to us from the VA cream sauce them what to do, it'd be a cream sauce and said, walk to the masjid. Even if you are at a distance for two double artha come, your your footsteps will be counted as a reward as you come to the masjid. So this is such a great aspect with regard to the masjid that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it the spiritual

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centers for the Muslim ummah. And some other points of importance with regard to the masjid. Let me make mention Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam with burdwan Ali Ibrahim amicon elbaite. Allah to Shrek bisha waka hero Beatty Alito if he will call me in our rocker is sujood Allah subhanho wa Taala told Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam to clean the masjid to clean the bay to LA Lita in for the people who are going to make time for the people who are going to make erotica. Can you imagine the Halina for mighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has been commanded by Allah to physically clean the masjid for the sake of the people who are coming to the masjid. Can

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you imagine the importance of the masjid? That is why we are our beloved nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he came to Madina, munawwara nebia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before nebia krimson Lola cillum constructed and put up his own homes and his own houses, and the rooms and quarters of his wives and himself. Kareem Allahu alayhi wa sallam before that, maybe a krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam constructed the materia nabawi, even before his own home, even before his own quarters. This is the importance of the masjid in the life in the individual and collective life of the believer. And maybe Kareem saw slim did not only rest by him, or during the construction,

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sitting on the sidelines. No, no, maybe Kareem saw slim himself. He himself partook in the construction of the masjid. And then knowing the Sahaba they saw Nivea cream sauce, lamb carrying the bricks and getting involved in the construction of the masjid. They also started and then the Mahajan and the answer. They used to get together. And when they used to get together, they used to say Allahu Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah for hmil and sobre el Mahavira la incarna one EBU Yama, camino Mr. Olmos Allah, Allah have mercy upon the Maharaja Rena and Sarah answer, there is no goodness, but the goodness of the year after we are sitting, we are sitting while the nibio of Allah

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is working and putting up the masjid. If we allow this to happen, then this is a very great tragedy. Respected listeners. When we look at this particular machete, it was constructed. It was the most simple structure. You find in a hoodie that Nivea cream sauce alone one to one day told the Sahaba that Allah tala showed me in a dream The night of Laila to Qatar and I was making sista on sin and rainwater, the rainwater used to seep and the mud used to get you know, soggy and used to get wet. Such was the magic of our beloved Nivea cream is awesome. It was so simple. It was so free from all types of different types of aesthetics and adornment. But it was a Lenten and it was a Lenten of

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guidance, a beacon of Hidayat, and every Masjid strive to become like the magic and never we that wasn't the time of our beloved nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even if we have to say that it was so simple, that maybe a cream sauce that many times used to make sits down on mud and water in the time of Nivea cream sauce. And of course, when we take this particular aspect, it was only these are just some aspect with regard to showing the importance of the masjid. You know that maybe a criminal law when he was selling himself partook, Allah tala tala Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam to put up and construct the bay to LA for the sake of the people who are coming for tawaf and for

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the sake of the people who are going to make a tea cup. It was only one or two years before nebia cream sauce and I'm passed on that a Lenten and a light was put up in the Matura nabawi hooghly one year or two years before Nivea cream sauce thumbs passing away. For all the years that nebia cream sauce was in the Navy. There was no formal and adornment and lighting. That and Lenten that was put in a budget and one day a Sahabi by the name of a man

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Daddy rhodiola with Rahu he put up a Lenten and he, you know, put up a Lenten and he, the merchant became enlightened, you know with regard to lights and when we occur himself Selim came maybe a cream saw Selim, you know, admire it and then we saw some was happy and said, Who put up this light in my machete who put up this light in my machine, you know, and May Allah May Allah illuminate the person who illuminated my Masjid. May Allah tala illuminate the person who illuminated my Masjid was Tammy my daddy. So when nebia cream sauce Unum was so happy. What someone who illuminated materially and from a physical point of view, the masjid Can you imagine what the rank and what importance and

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what virtue and what reward they will be for a person who goes beyond that? And him illuminates spiritually the houses of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. And there are such great efforts that take place, and there is purple Dini airpro programs that take place and there are other such great aspects that take place in the masjid. Can we imagine that? So this is one aspect with regard to them, you know the importance I've just given you some Allah tala Tolliver Imani salatu salam, to put up the Kaaba in the Bay to LA and to clean it for the hour with people for tawaf, in Attica of the via cream sauce lamb himself to pass as a Tommy medallion via cream sauce lamb gave him such

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glad tidings. And these are some of the aspects with regard to the importance via creme de la jolla was celebrated. Such is the reward with regard to the Majid Maharaja min Beatty, Mata Harun illa sarathi mokuba illa sarathi mokuba fragile Kargil Hodge, maybe a cream sauce Lim said Whoever goes out of his house and he makes buzu and he goes to the masjid only with the intention of performing for us Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give him the reward of an accepted Hajj Subhana Allah. Another aspect with regard to the masjid is in an era where people talk about an identity crisis, this word is bandied around people have an identity crisis with regard to their identity. What is

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the identity? How is the individual identity linked up with a collective How is the individual identity linked up with a community? My dear respected listeners brothers and sisters, the symbols of our Deen the masjid, as on these give us an identity it gives us a link between our individual self and the masjid and the houses of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala in an era when people talk about identity crisis, in an era where people speak so much about the importance of self worth of an identity with regard to your worth, that Majid gives us an identity with regard to our coming closer towards Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala and it gives us an identity with regard to our Deen. Then

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another aspect with regard to and there are many other aspects with regard to the masjid. Masjid in a time of our beloved nivia Kareem said Allahu alayhi wa sallam fulfill many, many roles. It fulfill many roles in the time of our beloved nivia Kareem saw Selim, the masjid was a headquarters. And you know the information was passed on from the masjid to the entire world. It was the judiciary court proceedings used to take place in the masjid. Now I'm not giving a fatwa there are certain aspects that have to be taken into account in today's time. Right? I'm just giving you an example of what the type of machete was in the time of our beloved Nivea cream sauce alum and what great role he

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plays. In the time of our beloved Nivea cream. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The Masjid was a place of learning. He was, you know, a place of judiciary, maybe a cream so silom used to rule in the merchant with regard to disputes that came to him. There was a place where the delegations that came to meet him saw cillum they were housed and they were met. That is why people who go to mudgeeraba even up to this day, you will find one pillar known as St. One I will food and what is it one hour food is the audio of food was that the delegations used to come. And when the delegations used to come navia Kareem said Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to meet them there, and maybe a cream sauce

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psyllium used to host them there, and maybe a cream sauce psyllium used to speak to them there. As a job you read me some Rollo tomassi I sat with a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala on several occasions in the masjid. Sahaba would relate oratory and poetry and recollect things from the past days, and maybe occur himself Allah when he was seldom used to look at them and maybe occur himself. Islam used to smile when they used to be reciting poetry in the masjid of Nivea creams alone and sell them. It was such a place. It was a place and home for refugees, for the poor for the travelers, even to the extent that it was a detention center and for some reason

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Whenever nebia cream sauce will have needed to detain some people for a certain reason. Many times they were detained in a marina movie, they will fasten on the Palace of Nigeria. nabawi esta mama been Wassall and many other such people. Also, they were kept and detained in a mature in a movie. My dear respected brothers and sisters we can talk about the many aspects with regard to the beauty of the masjid. And there are so many great aspects that are related to the importance of the masjid postural Masha in Libya, Kareem saw Solomon said, give clear tidings to those who go to the masjid in the darkness of the night with a picture with a be sure that they will be granted perfect mood on

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the day of

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the going now in darkness. And you might find some difficulty. But on the day of chiamata, Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant them complete neuron the day of gamut. We are all aware, mighty, respected listeners with regard to our situation in South Africa and throughout the world with regard to what had happened in the time of COVID. This was a situation that was beyond everyone's control. There was a situation that came upon the world. Allah knows his wisdom, people might have the views with regard to it. People might sometimes look into conspiracy theories, people might look at situation and say no, this was a pandemic, we had to take certain actions, whatever it was,

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despite what views are held. This is not the occasion to discuss that aspect. But the reality is that by and large people complied. Some people they completely closed the masjid. Right, in Western Cape, for example, the Muslim judicial council had announced that it must it must be close to save life. Right? That was a situation in other places, in our other places in here. Many times people kept congregations to the bare minimum. But there was four or five people that were there, just to keep what we call the magic of bad whatever it was, this was a situation that came upon the world and people complied because it was a regulation because people were fear afraid because people were

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fearful or whatever reasons the merchants remain not at its optimum level. Now a situation that comes with a massage it will open. Now of course you also will need to understand that given the importance in the benefit of the merchant which have outlined people need to come back and of course here again, there will be differing views which have been expressed by Allah with regard to the protocols of coming to the masjid. Some people have said adhere to the protocol protocols. Some people have said there is laxity with regard to it, there is accommodation, whatever it is, whatever you are comfortable with, whichever which view you want to follow. Whatever you want to follow. coin

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follow that view but come back to the masjid if you feel you want to go to the masjid which has protocols go to that magic, where you feel that no I'm not comfortable with the protocols you want to go somewhere that is your individual choice. Allah ma n okay organizations if they can views, the views are with them. We are saying that the merger is such an important place. Now that there is accommodation for us to come back according to the protocols if you so wish, come back to the masjid. But one important point that I would like to make mention is whatever it is, whatever you are comfortable with, don't make it a point of contention and disunity. Allah has made the machine

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to be a place of unity. Don't create this unity because of these different viewpoints. Don't create this unity because of these different viewpoints. And that Allah has made the machine a place of unity. Our allama have made mentioned I've heard this from great, great grandma. They say that when a person when he comes into the masjid, and there is you know, congregation and someone is regular in the masjid. And one day you see that the person is not there for further namaz. When he normally comes. What happens you start worrying. He start having a concern. What happened to my brother?

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After two three days he say, let me go find out Is he sick that maybe is he'll I can go and see him. Maybe something has happened to him some tragedy let me go and see him. But if he sees him every morning for the time and he sees him for the time, he gets happy Alhamdulillah there is nothing untoward that happened with my brother, there is nothing untoward that has happened. But if something happens, it doesn't come all of a sudden days of concern. Can you imagine that the merchant becomes the means of creating unity, creating a sense of Muslim Brotherhood. How can we allow the machete after to become a point of contention and disunity? whoever you want to follow,

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follow but don't make the monkey the prince of fighting. If a person comes into the masjid, he is a follower of the Hanafi Fiqh and the Imam is a Shafi who read Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem loud, or viceversa. He's a Shafi, who believes, according to his pic, that Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem must be read loud, and the Imam reads it softly and he doesn't read it now is he going to turn away from the matchup because of the difference of opinion this is a difference of opinion.

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There is between Allah to make it a point of contention in this unity. Let me conclude with two important points that has an Mawlana sajak. normani has made mentioned during the course of his talks on the masjid when he says Allah tala in the Holy Quran said in our FAQ the Allina Sinhala de baccata Mubarak coup de Lille and I mean, the first house that was established by law on this earth, he's the one in Makkah and mubaraka who tell me it is a blessing and he died for the entire humanity. This is something that we can understand the machine is a blessedness not only for the, for the entire humanity and blessedness have we made our massage it into Hidayat places of Hidayat

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and blessedness for the entire humanity. If not, then we are not fulfilling the role and function or objective of budget which Allah subhanho wa Taala has outlined in the Holy Quran with regard to much of the Haram fee would mubaraka what will Allah mean it is supposed to be blessing and he died for the entire humanity not only for Muslims, and just is that much it is important, just as the much it is important, that we make mention of another aspect, our conduct, our our methods of dealing with the people outside of the masjid is equally important. We can only be believers in the masjid. what's what's the masjid we get the spiritual strength in the masjid. And then we take that

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spiritual strength by interacting with good conduct with the people whom we come into contact with outside the margin, whether it be Muslim or non Muslims. If we don't do that, if we don't have the Islamic Allah in our conduct outside the masjid, then what will happen is what happened in Spain? We had the most beautiful Masjid. We had 1600 persons in Cordova. Today there's not there's only one left in mesmers Cordova one budget a small budget in a pack.

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Why that together with a budget the Amal outside the material carried out the interaction that the same people who welcome the Muslims in Spain they were the people who expel the Muslims. So we need to have a most comprehensive understanding with regard to the role and function of the masjid May Allah subhanho wa Taala given the topic of understanding through the awana Anil hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen