Hundreds of mosques fell into ruins following the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and northwest Syria last February.
Thus, they left hundreds of thousands of Muslims in shock and despair.
Owing to the great significance that mosques hold in the Muslim community, the absence thereof has long-lasting overwhelming psychological effects.
This is because a mosque is regarded as a central hub for religious, social, and educational activities.
This article discusses the positive effects of contributing to rebuilding mosques to help Muslims perform their acts of worship again.
Providing a Safe Space for Worship
Providing a safe place for worship is one of the most important human rights.
Every human should have the right to experience their faith freely and safely.
For Muslims, mosques are the beating heart of the Muslim community and stand as physical proof of their faith.
In addition, mosques are considered to be the sanctuary that provides Muslims with emotional and spiritual enlightenment, moral guidance, and education.
Thus, Muslims need to be in a safe environment while praying and practicing their faith inside mosques.
Restoring a Sense of Normalcy
Following the series of earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, hundreds of mosques were destroyed, including iconic ones, with symbolic significance to Muslims.
Thus, it is incumbent upon the Muslim ummah to help the affected communities rebuild their mosques with their donations and financial assistance.
In addition, Muslims are promised to reap the great rewards of building mosques and contributing to such a noble cause.
The Messenger of Allah said (PBUH) said:
“Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow’s nest for Allah or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise,” (Sahih, Sunan Ibn Majah).
Addressing the Needs of The Community
The Muslim community is in need of mosques that can accommodate their needs for spiritual growth, self-development, and moral enlightenment.
Mosques are also places where Muslims feel a sense of belonging to the Islamic community.
As Muslims meet and gather for prayers, they improve their connectedness and social cohesion.
Thus, improving the unity and the oneness of the Islamic ummah.
Moreover, mosques have another significance as they are the places where Muslims inquire about their religion and receive guidance on issues related to their life and the Hereafter.
Mosques also play a crucial social role since they are the places where friends and families come together to celebrate their 2 religious festivals, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, by praying the Eid prayer and greeting each other.
Rebuilding mosques has great economic benefits as it opens job opportunities for service providers, such as construction companies.
Thus, employing thousands of workers in such projects facilitates economic benefits for those in need, which will save them from the repercussions of poverty and neediness.
Pay Your Zakat to Rebuild Mosques
You can pay your zakat to help rebuild mosques and gain the great rewards of everyone praying inside them.
Indeed, nothing is better than paying your sadaqah or zakat to help Muslims observe their prayers and perform their acts of worship in the areas devastated by the earthquakes.
Your donations and financial assistance will be counted as sadaqah jariyah (continuous charity).
Therefore, you will benefit from the unending great rewards of this mosque in your life and after your death.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased),” (Muslim).
At Bonyan Organization, we hold a special campaign dedicated to rebuilding the destroyed mosques in northwest Syria.
Join our “ Rebuild a Devastated Community by Building a Mosque in Syria” campaign to support Muslims in performing their prayers safely and reap the immense rewards until the Day of judgment!
What does the Quran say about building a mosque?
The Qur’an says about building a mosque the following:
“The Masjids of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give Zakah and do not fear except Allah, for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided,” (At-Tawbah  : 18).
What does the Prophet (PBUH) say about building a mosque?
The Prophet (PBUH) says about building a mosque:
“Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow’s nest for Allah or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise” (Sahih, Sunan Ibn Majah).
What is the value of a mosque in Islam?
The mosque is valuable in Islam as it is a place for practicing religious, social, spiritual, and educational activities.
Why do Muslims build mosques?
Muslims build mosques to reap the great benefits of sadaqah jariyah.