5 Beautiful Hadith on the Virtues of the Masjid

This article contains hadith on the masjid and its virtues. Read them to understand how much blessing there is in going to the masjid and spending time there:

1.

Abu Hurayra RA narrates: Nabi SAW said,

“The most beloved of places to Allah are the masajid, and the most hated places to Allah are the markets.”

Sahih Muslim

Explanation

The reason the masjid are the most beloved places to Allah is because He is remembered abundantly in them. So if the masajid are the most beloved places then naturally those who frequent the masjid are the most beloved to Allah. In contrast to this, the markets are where people tend to forget and neglect Allah. Lying and deception is common and this is something Allah hates.

Virtues of the Masjid in Quran and Hadith

2.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give protection with His Shade* on the Day when there will be no shade except His Shade (i.e., on the Day of Resurrection), and they are: A just ruler; a youth who grew up with the worship of Allah; a person whose heart is attached to the mosque; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom a beautiful and high ranking woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a person who gives a charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand might not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up.”

Bukhari & Muslim

Explanation

It is a sign of a believer that he yearns to be in the masjid. It is a place where he feels at ease and has a sense of peace. And the sign of a hypocrite is he who feels uneasy when sitting in a masjid. We should ask Allah to form a love and attachment to the masajid.

3.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Any group of people that assemble in one of the Houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah, learning and teaching it, tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will engulf them, angels will surround them and Allah will make mention of them to those (the angels) in His proximity.”

Muslim

Explanation

This hadith shows us that the masjid isn’t only for congregational prayers. It should also be used for learning about Islam and teaching others. It should be used for both individual and collective worship. The tranquility which will descend upon them is something that can not be achieved by anything of this world.

4.

Abu Darda RA narrates: Nabi SAW said, The masjid is the house of every pious person, and Allah has granted comfort and mercy for everyone for whom the masjid is his house, and that they will easily cross the bridge to the pleasure of Allah, to paradise.

Tabarani

Explanation

A person spends most of his time at home, meaning a person spends most of his time in the masjid if that is like his home. Remaining in the masjid will allow one to avoid sins, become more God-conscious and sit in the company of the pious and angels.

5.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The angels keep on asking Allah’s forgiveness for anyone of you, as long as he is at his Musalla (praying place) and he does break his wudhu (Hadath). They say, ‘O Allah! Forgive him, O Allah! be Merciful to him.”

Bukhari & Muslim

Explanation

This hadith tells us that a person just has to be sat in the masjid with wudhu to gain blessings. He won’t only be in the company of the angels, but they will also be making dua for forgiveness for him. Allah has created the angels perfectly without them being able to do wrong. So why would Allah not accept their supplications and prayers and forgive you?

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