The Role Of The Mosque

One of the many graces which Allah (swt) has bestowed upon the generous Muslim Ummah is the
making of the whole earth pure, a mosque and a grand mihrab for her where Allah (swt) is
worshipped in every single corner of it, whether in the mosques, in the markets, in the streets, or at
schools and universities, in the houses, at the frontiers and so on. Therefore, the whole earth is a
mosque, and this is indicated by the hadith reported by Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of
Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “I have been granted upon five things
which were not granted to any other prophet before me: I have gained victory with awe from the
distance of one month; the earth has been made sacred and pure and mosque for me, so whenever
the time of prayer comes for anyone of you, he should pray wherever he is; the spoils of war have
been made lawful for me, and these were never made lawful to anyone before; I have been granted
shafa‘a (intercession); and every prophet was sent particularly to his own people, whereas I have
been sent to all mankind.”

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