Virtues of the Masjid series

Imam Ebrahim Surti present a series of videos on the virtues of the masjid

Part 1-Allah personally mentions your name

In this first episode of the ‘Virtues of the masjid’ series. Imam Ebrahim tells us about the great rewards of visiting the houses of Allah.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying in Sahih Muslim:

"those persons who assemble in the house among the houses of Allah (mosques) and recite the Book of Allah and they learn and teach the Qur'an (among themselves) there would descend upon them tranquility and mercy would cover them and the angels would surround them and Allah mentions them in the presence of those near Him. (Muslim)

Part 2-The most beloved places to Allah

In the second episode of this series ‘Virtues of the masjid’, Imam Ebrahim explains that the masaajid are the best places on the face of this earth to Allah Ta’ala.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques, and the most hated of places to Allah are the markets. (Muslim)

Part 3-Under The Shade Of Allah Ta’ala

The hearts that yearn for the masjid will be under the shade of Allah on The day of Judgement.

In this episode we learn about the great honour that will be given by Allah Ta’ala on the day of judgement to those who had a connection and attachment with the house of Allah. We see in the following hadith that amongst seven of those whom Allah swt will shade with His shade on the Day of Judgement will be the one “whose heart is attached to the mosque”

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“There are seven whom Allah will shade with His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His: the just ruler; a young man who grows up worshipping his Lord; a man whose heart is attached to the mosque; two men who love one another for the sake of Allaah and meet and part on that basis; a man who is called by a woman of rank and beauty and says ‘I fear Allaah’; a man who gives in charity and conceals it to such an extent that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives; and a man who remembers Allaah when he is alone, and his eyes fill up.” (Agreed upon, narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 620; Muslim, no. 1712; and others).

Part 4-Crossing The Bridge With Ease

Imam Ebrahim explains another virtue of the masjid with regards to how Allah Ta’ala will make the crossing of the bridge easy for that individual who had a connection with the masjid.

Part 5-The Angels Pray For You

Imam Ebrahim explains in this episode another virtue of the house of Allah, another great honour that the noble angels pray for the one who attends the masjid

Abu Huraira Allah’s Apostle said,

The angels keep on asking for Allah's Blessing and Forgiveness for anyone of you as long as he is at his Musalla (praying place) and does not do Hadath (passes wind). The angels say, 'O Allah! Forgive him and be Merciful to him.' Each one of you is in the prayer as long as he is waiting for the prayer and nothing but the prayer detains him from going to his family. (Sahih Bukhari. Chapter 11, Call to Prayers (Adhaan)

Part 6-Bare Witness To His Faith

Imam Ebrahim explains a great virtue of the masjid, that whoever has an attachment with the masjid, one should bare witness to his faith.

Abu Sa’id reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, 

If you see a man committed to the mosque, bear witness to his faith. Verily, Allah Almighty said: The mosques are only maintained by those who have faith in Allah and the Last Day, establish prayer and give charity.” (9:18) Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2617

Part 7-Allah Builds For Him A House In Paradise

Imam Ebrahim explains in this episode, the virtue of contributing towards the building of the house of Allah.

Part 8 -Allah Erases Your Sins

Imam Ebrahim explains another virtue of the masjid that by attaching yourself with the masjid, Allah Ta’ala erases your sins and raises your ranks.

Part 9-The Angels Visit You

By attaching yourself with the house of Allah, the angels visit you when you are absent from the masjid. Subhanallah!

Part 10-Etiquettes Of The Masjid

In the 10th and final episode of this series ‘Virtues of the masjid’ Imam Ebrahim explains the etiquettes of the house of Allah and the importance of adhering to these etiquettes.