In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Role of the Mosque in Human's Life
Occasion: "The Mosque Week" the Last Week of the Great Shaaban
Congratulations to the Islamic nation and to the Supreme Leader of the Muslims Sayyid Ali Khamenei (may God keep him) in the birth of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance), which his appearance starts from the Grand Mosque and the declaration of his victory in Jerusalem; and that is an expression about the role of the mosque through the global change.
The mosque is a cleanser place that Allah attributed to himself as stated by the prophet saying, quoted from mosses torah (A.S..): "My homes on earth are mosques, blessed be on who is cleansed in his home and then visited me in my home, since the one who takes people to visit has the same marvel as the visitor." Through these pictures, marvels are shown in a series of novels.
1- Someone talked about the marvel from the first step of the mosque, about the prophet (peace be upon him and his household): "Who walked to a mosque of Allah's mosque, he will get with every step ten marvels and he will get rid of ten sins and raise him ten degrees".
2- The lord's accommodation continues in the same sitting in the mosque. The prophet (peace be upon him and his household) tells Abu Zar (God bless him), "God will give you as long as you are sitting in the mosque with every breath a degree in heaven and the angels pray on you…"
3- This lord's accommodation is glorified by praying in the mosque, the place of praying will be a good witness in the day of resurrection, narrated about Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.): "Pray in mosques in different parts, thus every spot will witness in the resurrection day."
The Role of the Mosques
The great reward that we mentioned some of it is only the major role for mosques in the human life and the society, thus mosques:
1- Al-Quran house: narrated about the prophet (peace be upon him and his household), "Mosques are built up for the Quran."
2- The house of prayer and supplication: it was narrated about Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.), "You should come to the mosque; it is Allah's houses on earth, so increase in it the prayer and supplication."
3- The house of science: narrated about the prophet (peace be upon him and his household)," who goes to the mosque asking about learning something good or to inform someone, he will get a reward of a pilgrim."
4- Brother's house: about Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.), "The owner of the mosque doesn't return back with less than one of the three (of them) a brother who is beneficial in God.
5- The house of political awareness: from the mosque the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) had to broadcast awareness in the hearts of Muslims and about Al-Imam Al-Khomeini (may his secret be sacred), "The mosque is the center of political meetings."
6-the defense house of Muslims; from the mosque Muslims had to go with the prophet to defend Islam. About that Al-Imam Al-Khomeini (may his secret be sacred) said,"the mosque is one of the trenches that defend Islam, and the mihrab (prayer) is a place of war."
Indeed, the mosque is the start off the strugglers the defenders of Islam, who are preparing for Al-Imam Al-Mahdi's state. How many martyrs had graduated from the mosques after they it has been built by their hearts? Here comes Al-Imam Al-Khomeini to stress on the importance of mosques, he used to say: "The maintenance of mosques is one of the things that the existence of Islam depends on. And he (may his secret be sacred) said: "Never desert the mosque, which is your charging"
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.