A must read article by all Muslims in Malaysia
Do all Muslims know the function of Mosque? Why do we build our Mosques and why Mosques are so important to the lives of Muslims? Mosques are centers of all activities of a Muslims community. Every Muslim community must have a Mosque and all the activities of every individual Muslims in the locality centered in the Mosque. Mosque acts as the place upon which the minds, beliefs and actions of every individual Muslim in the locality be made correct. When the minds, beliefs and actions of every individual Muslim in the locality are correct then the environment is also correct and it would be like the environment at the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. When the environment of the locality is like the environment at the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w then the practice of the complete orders of Allah will become easy to everyone in the locality. Everyone, including children in the locality will find it easy to practice all the orders of Allah and non-Muslims who live in the locality will be easily affected by the work of calling them to recite the Kalimah. At that time, non-Muslims will enter Islam by groups.
The main function of the Mosque is to correct minds, beliefs and actions of all the individual Muslims in the locality and later on in the whole world. In order to achieve this, Mosques must become the center of dakwah to non-Muslims in the locality and the center of reminding Muslims in the locality about Allah and the orders of Allah. The Mosque must send many groups of two or three Muslims to visit the non-Muslims as well as Muslims in the locality. The groups of two or three Muslims must go to every lane or road in the locality and visit every house and in every house, they visit every male adult either Muslims or non-Muslims. In case the male adults are Muslims, we remind them about Allah and the orders of Allah and ask them to participate in the amals of the Mosques particularly the amal of dakwah and performing five obligatory prayers with congregations in the Mosque. We should ask every male adult to give times to the Mosque in order to participate in the amals of the mosques. The amount of times we should ask them is two hours and thirty minutes in a day. During those times, they should give times to amals of dakwah and reminding Muslims about forty-five minutes to one hour, about one hour and fifteen minutes performing solat with congregation in the Mosque and about thirty minutes learning and teaching the orders of Allah. In case the male adults in the houses are non-Muslims we should give them dakwah of Kalimah and ask them to embrace Islam by reciting the Great Kalimah, I bear witness that there is no God except Allah and I bear witness Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah. I have explained on how to give dakwah to non-Muslims and reminding Muslims previously in my articles on Dakwah to non-Muslims and the work on reminding Muslims.
Each Mosque must act like the Mosque of the Prophet s.a.w during the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w that has the function to not only correct mind, belief and action of individual Muslims in the locality but also Muslims in the entire world. Each Mosque must take the responsibilities of correcting mind, belief and action of any individual Muslim in any part of the world. Muslims must act like one body. If any part of the body is in pain, the other part of the body must work together to alleviate the pain. In case, even one Muslim is about to become apostate, it is the responsibility of the Mosque to send groups of Muslims to that person and helps to rescue him back to Islam.
The Mosque must send group of Muslims to that part of the world where Muslims have left the work of dakwah to non-Muslims and the work of reminding Muslims, and bring them back to the orders of Allah. In case, in certain parts of the world there are Muslims who left the order of solat and paying of zakat, it is the responsibility of the Mosque to send group of Muslims to that part of the world and bring Muslims back to the orders of Allah.
It is incumbent duty of every Muslim to ensure that all Muslims in the whole world practice all orders of Allah. When any individual Muslim does not practice even a single order of Allah, all other Muslims are responsible to bring him or her back to practice that order of Allah. One Muslim must take responsibilities to ensure that all Muslims must obey all the orders of Allah and all Muslims on the other hand must take responsibilities to ensure that one individual Muslim must obey all the orders of Allah. During the time of Caliph Abu Bakar, in some parts of the country, there were Muslims who turned apostate and some Muslims refused to pay zakat. Hazrat Abu Bakar sent group of Sahabah to them to try to bring them back to Islam and to bring them back to pay zakat as they used to do at the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Hazrat Abu Bakar may Allah be pleased with him used to say with approximate meaning… “Shall I live and the orders of Allah die”.
Nowadays many Muslims have disobeyed nearly all the orders of Allah and nearly all Muslims have disobeyed the first order of Allah. The first order of Allah is to give dakwah to non-Muslims so that they accept and recite the Great Kalimah, I bear witness there is no God except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah and the work of reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah. Many Muslims still obey the second order of Allah and the second order of Allah is to perform five times daily solat. Men have to perform with congregation in the Mosques and women in the house. In order to establish Islam in the whole world the first action that Muslims must undertake is to have at least one Mosque that takes the responsibilities to establish the two important orders of Allah in the entire Mosques in the whole world. The first order is the work of dakwah to non-Muslims and work of reminding Muslims and the second order is men to perform solat with congregation in the Mosque and women to perform solat in their houses.
Have the Muslims community in the whole world had such a Mosque? Nowadays, Muslims in the whole world do not have, even one Mosque like the Prophet’s Mosque in the time of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Allah will choose any country to be the means upon which Islam is alive again in this world, in case they have such a Mosque. Would Malaysia like to be that blessed country as the city of Medinah used to be blessed as the means upon which Islam shines throughout the whole world? Would Malaysia like to be the means upon which her problems and the problems of all other countries of the world solved? Malaysia needs to have at least one Mosque to begin with, like the Prophet’s Mosque at the time of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Would Muslims in Malaysia work towards achieving this? We have problems because we have disobeyed the orders of Allah and to solve our problems in Malaysia and the whole world we have to come back to the obedience to the orders of Allah and ask others to do the same. We try to solve our problems by running away from obedience to the orders of Allah; our problems will not be solved but on the other hand, will be increased.
Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia