Construction of the Mosque / Masjid :
Issue: It is vajib to build a principal Mosque (jama-masjid) in all cities. Further, it has been commanded to build a Mosque in every locality (mohallah)
Hadith / Hadis Shareef:
أمَرَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالى عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِبِنَآءِ الْمَسَاجِدِ
فِى الدَّارِ وَالتَّنَظُّفِ
Prophet Muhammad sallallahoAlaiheWasallam has narrated that there should be a Mosque in every locality and they should be kept neat and clean.
Issue: Money used in the construction of a Mosque is not merely expenditure in building material but to please our Rabb.
Prophet Muhammad sallallahoAlaiheWasallam has narrated that:
مَنْ بَنى مَسْجدًا بَنَى اللهُ لَه‘ بَيْتًا فِى الْجَنَّةِ مِنْ دُرِّ وَ يَاقُوْتٍ
Allah may bestow house made of pearls and sapphire in paradise to those who construct mosque for Him.
Design of the Mosque / Masjid:
Fundamental theme behind every building design is to make it useful in all weather conditions. Therefore it is designed grossly in two parts:
· Roofed part (musaqqaf) or hall
· Open to sky (ghair-musaqqaf) or courtyard
Roofed part (hall)
|Open to sky (courtyard)||Ghair-musaqqaf||Sayfee|