Masjid-e-Hashim in Kashmore, Sindh
Since the advent of Islam, masjids have played a crucial role in fostering strong bonds and a sense of community among Muslims across the world. In fact, the first thing Prophet Muhammad SAW did when he set foot in Medina was to lay the foundation stone of a masjid which we all today know as Masjid-e-Nabawi. This act of prophet shows the importance of having a place in a community where people can come together and offer prayer five times a day.
THE IMPACT OF BUILDING A MOSQUE
In August 2023 Masjid e Hashim, was constructed in Kashmore, the last city in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. This city has a population of more than 56000 people with most of them living in extreme poverty. Masjid e Hashim is named after our Former Vice President Late Hashim Raza who bravely faced the deadliest cancer until his passing in August 2022. Pakistan Citizens Alliance (PCA) built this mosque as a Sadqah Jariyah for Late Hashim Raza and it was possible with the generous and unwavering support of our donors.
Before this people usually used to pray at their home as there was no such place that they could call “Masjid” or “Mosque”. The people of Kashmore can now rejoice in having a beautiful masjid where they can gather and pray together five times a day, comfortably and safely. This masjid not only serves as a place of worship, but also as a center for Islamic and Quranic education for the children of Kashmore. In fact, it has become more than just a masjid as it brings the people of Kashmore together every day to share their daily experiences and learn from each other.
Thanks to the collective effort of the PCA and their donors, the people of Kashmore were able to build a magnificent mosque that would have been impossible otherwise. While not everyone can construct an entire mosque alone, each of us can contribute to the joint effort of building one.
In fact when Masjid an-Nabawi was constructed, it was not only Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) who built it, but rather it was a collaborative effort of all the Sahabas. Some pulled weeds from the ground, some helped lay the bricks, and others leveled the ground. Even Prophet Muhammad himself participated in the construction by carrying bricks. Hence every single person was valuable in this blessed effort. No matter how small their effort was it all contributed to a greater cause and as a result, there was a masjid for Muslims in Medina which still stands to this very day.
So here are the 3 rewards we can reap from giving towards Construction of Mosque:
ENDLESS SADQAH E JARIYAH REWARDS
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, ’When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’. [Muslim]
So contributing towards the effort of building a masjid is also a form of Sadqah-e-Jariyah. The person who contributes in any way to its construction will continue to receive rewards as long as people use it and benefit from it. There is no better investment in life than this. Imagine getting rewards even after being removed from the face of Earth. Just imagine the rewards that you will get every time someone makes a dua, do zikr or recite Quran while sitting in the masjid or even while doing Wudu in the masjid. There is no limit to this.
ALLAH'S BELOVED PLACE
Constructing a masjid is an exceptionally admirable act of Sadqah Jariya. It is beloved by not only Muslims but also by Allah Himself, making it a truly noble cause.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, ‘The most beloved of places to Allah are the masjid’ (Muslim)
A HOUSE IN JANNAH
Contributing to the construction of a masjid, or even taking part in such an initiative, is considered a noble act in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated that “Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise” (Bukhari), indicating that those who contribute to the building of a masjid will be rewarded with a similar home in paradise.
Credits: Muhammad Awais | Ambassador of Pakistan Citizens Alliance