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Optional prayers at home is better than performing it in the mosque
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Optional (nawafil) prayers in the house is better than performing it in the mosque. This applies only to optional prayers, not obligatory prayers (fard).

References

  • Jabir [] that the Messenger of Allah [] said: "If one of you offers his prayers in the Mosque then he should make a portion of his prayers in his house, as Allah has made his prayers in house a means of betterment (for him)."
    [Ahmad and Muslim]
  • Umar [] that the Messenger of Allah [] said: "The nawafil salah (prayer) of a man in his house are a light; whoever wishes should lighten up his house."
    [Ahmad]
  • 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar [] reports that the Prophet [] said: "Make some of your prayers in your houses and do not turn your houses into graves."
    [Abu Dawud and Ahmad]
  • Zaid ibn Thabit [] on sound authority that the Messenger of Allah [] said: "A person's salah (prayer) in his house is better than his salah in my mosque, except for the fard salah."
    [Abu Dawud]

Commentary

  • An-Nawawi says: "The Prophet [] encouraged one to offer nawafil in one's house because then the prayers are more private and will have less of a chance of being done for show and will be free from defects that vitiate good deeds. Furthermore, this will be a blessing for the house as mercy and angels will descend on it while Satan flees from it."

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