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.
Water projects are a true example of how one act of charity keeps multiplying, bringing more and more benefit and reward. When a community has water, we see families growing food, healthy children able to attend school, clean hospitals treating patients safely.. and the list goes on!