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Q814: Local masjid more rewarding or further masjid?

Question: Do you get more reward going to your local mosque or do you get more reward going to a mosque which is more further?

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It is more virtuous that a person performs Salah in his local Masjid, rather then a Masjid further away, even though the congregation may be larger there. This is because his local Masjid has a right over him. If he goes to the other masjid, this will constitute to abandoning his local masjid.

وَمَسْجِدُ حَيِّهِ وَإِنْ قَلَّ جَمْعُهُ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ الْجَامِعِ وَإِنْ كَثُرَ جَمْعُهُ….بَلْ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ: لَوْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لِمَسْجِدِ مَنْزِلِهِ مُؤَذِّنٌ فَإِنَّهُ يَذْهَبُ إلَيْه وَيُؤَذِّنُ فِيهِ وَيُصَلِّي وَلَوْ كَانَ وَحْدَهُ لِأَنَّ لَهُ حَقًّا عَلَيْهِ فَيُؤَدِّيه. (البحر الرائق 1/659)

And Allah is All Knowing

2 Responses

  1. Nayeem Chowdhury

    I know in the shafi madhab qunoot is read after 2nd ruku’ in fajr salah, but I have heard some say it is also allowed in hanafi fiqh but only in times of severe trouble, and need. Is this masai’l true?


    Yes, true.

  2. Nayeem Chowdhury

    Can I request you to contact Shaykh Abdur Raheem Saheb to give a talk on the battle of mut’ah.

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    Will see inshallah

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