The Messenger (ﷺ), said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.” A mosque is at the heart of any local Muslim community.
Mosques are at the heart of every Muslim community around the world and they play a pivotal role in education, daily worship and special occasions. Indeed, the first act of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) upon his arrival in Medina was to build a mosque. Mosques serve an important function in the Muslim community, but sadly, many Muslims simply do not have access to a local mosque.
By building a masjid you will not only earn the reward of providing a community with a house of Allah, but your Sadaqah Jariyah will continue giving benefit for generations to come in sha’ Allah.
“When a person dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: ongoing charity (Sadaqah Jariyah), knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.”(Sahih Muslim)
Sadaqah Jariyah is long-term and Sadaqah is short-term. For example, feeding an orphan for one day may only satisfy their hunger for that day but sponsoring them would enable them to be healthy throughout their life.
Masjids are a true example of how one act of charity keeps multiplying, bringing more benefit and continual rewards.