- “Once I heard that all the mosques closed due to the coronavirus, I made a decision to construct a mosque in my playroom.”
- “I requested my dad and mom if they’d assist me to construct it with some leftover cardboard from the packaging of a desk. It took me every week to make…”
- “When it’s time to pray, I do the adhan and Iqama. My dad and mom pray in there with me. My favourite time to be in my masjid is Maghrib…”
In a single amongst his real Hadiths, Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said that “The entire earth has been created clear and pure (tahur) and as a place of worship, a mosque,” [Sahih Muslim No. 1058] That’s the reason he and his Companions would pray wherever the prayers had been due.
The first constructed mosque was constructed when the Prophet and his Companions migrated from Makkah to Madinah, in a location the place his camel, Qaswa, rested.
Initially an open-air establishing, a small constructing, barely 100 ft by 117 ft, served as a spot of prayer on one aspect, or a gaggle coronary heart for the locals, a courtroom docket to adjudicate points, a non-secular school to check, a spot for leisure, and even a venue for social gatherings.
Fast-forward to 2020 and the overwhelming majority of mosques throughout the UK are merely buildings whereby people pray, barely open open air of these events, and no longer serving as cultural hubs.
Part of that is due to how society has grown and altered. We have now now further infrastructure, so it isn’t primarily a foul issue.
What’s harmful however is how the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on us that almost all mosques, nearly in all places, have shut down, with a purpose to not unfold the virus extra.
My Residence Is My Mosque
For one youthful boy from Bradford, Yahya Murad Hussain, an 8-year-old scholar who analysis at Bradford Grammar School, his attachment to mosques signifies that as these in his metropolis closed down, he decided to assemble his private on the home. When requested why and the way in which he constructed it Yahya replied,
“Once I heard that every one the mosques closed as a result of coronavirus, I made a decision to construct a mosque in my playroom.”
“I requested my dad and mom if they’d assist me construct it with some leftover cardboard from the packaging of a desk. It took me every week to make as I painted some elements and needed to await the paint to dry. I preferred making the stain glass home windows with high-quality avenue wrappers however my favorite half was portrayed the dome inexperienced.”
Yahya continues, “When it’s time to pray, I do the adhan and Iqama. My dad and mom pray in there with me. My favourite time to be in my masjid is Maghrib, as I can change on the fairy lights and it feels very nice.”
Previous prayers, the mosque moreover serves as his very private leisure hub. “Typically I learn books in there, right now I learn ‘Driving a donkey backwards’ which is a e-book about smart and silly tales of Mulla Nasruddin. It’s an actually humorous e-book.”
Speaking of his faith, Yahya said, “My religion helps me make sense of the world. It makes me feels secure and glad. I feel that I might be a special individual if I didn’t have my Imaan [faith].”