Attending the Mosque

Jabir (radi Allahu anhu) reported: The tribe Banu Salimah wanted to move nearer to the mosque. On learning this the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to them, “I heard that you intend to move nearer to the mosque.” They said, “That is so, O Messenger of Allah, we do want to do that.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “O Banu Salimah, keep to your homes, your steps (to the mosque) are recorded.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Another narration in Sahih Muslim says: “There is for every step (towards the mosque) a degree (of reward) for you.”

Commentary:

1.      The more labour a good deed involves, the greater the proportion of reward for it will be.

2.      No matter how great the distance of the mosque from one’s house may be, one must go to it to perform Salat with congregation.

And Allah Knows Best!

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