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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by sheniqua: 12:40pm On Oct 26, 2013
This thread is about Islamic politics
Who moved it here?
To kill it
Stop the mago mago
If it was about churches you would have it on front page
But now you hide it in an obscure section so nobody would comment
Sad that Seun has allowed his site degenerate in this manner
What you afraid of?
The truth hurts huh?

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by vedaxcool(m): 6:38pm On Oct 26, 2013
I think during times of poverty it is unIslamic to use such huge amount of money to build mosques, they should have done fund raising, as there are a lot of wealthy individual in katsina.

Govt. No longer build church with govt. Money but buy private jets for pastors. One way or another govt. Money always find its way to religious org. Cofers.

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by sheniqua: 6:48pm On Oct 26, 2013
There is no proof where any state govt bought private jet for a church,if you have the proof from that govt bring it on
Here a state govt admits to building mosques
Please address the topic don't deflect it in your regular fashion

Govt never built churches
Churches are built by individuals and the older ones by missions
It wouldn't hurt to be truthful

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by vedaxcool(m): 6:55pm On Oct 26, 2013
www.islamhelpline.com/node/1021

Why do muslims spend millions...
Why do muslims spend millions of
dollars to build a mosque?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa
Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy
and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has
asked this question:
Why do muslims today build
mosques costing millions of dollars
when smaller and more cost
effective mosques would suffice?
What are the rewards for building a
mosque?
(There may be some grammatical and
spelling errors in the above statement.
The forum does not change anything
from questions, comments and
statements received from our readers
for circulation in confidentiality.)
Answer:
Why do muslims spend millions of
dollars to build a mosque?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him,
seek His help and ask for His
forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none
can misguide, and who-ever He allows to
fall astray, none can guide them aright.
We bear witness that there is no one (no
idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no
imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of
worship but Allah Alone, and we bear
witness that Muhammad (saws) is His
slave-servant and the seal of His
Messengers.
Today there is indeed a competition
amongst Muslims to built the most
expensive mosques, and takes anywhere
between 5-8 years to build "a" mosque,
whereas more mosques could be built for
the convenience of the Muslims. Now
this is a valid observation and deserves
due thought.
True, there are some muslims who
compete against each other and outdo
each other in building grander and
grander mosques, which literally cost
millions of dollars!!!! This money could
have been spent in building a huge
number of smaller mosques, which would
be then more utilized in the worship of
Allah, or the money could be used for
other Islamic causes for the pleasure of
Allah Subhanah. I absolutely agree with
you here.
The Prophet (saws) said in an authentic
narration which is basically a "usool" or
foundation of the Muslim belief: Each act
of yours, will be judged by Allah,
according to your intention.
So if the intention of the muslims who
build these mosques is for the pleasure
of Allah, they shall get their due reward.
But Allah forbid, if these people build
these grand mosques in competition
with each other and to outdo each other
so that their names can be bigger than
his brother, he will not get a due reward
from Allah.... as Allah only accepts good
deeds if the prime objective in the deed
is the pleasure of Allah. Then Allah takes
it upon himself to reward His slave, in
this world and in the hereafter.
In Surah Taubah, Allah states
unequivocally what is required to build
the house of Allah. Chapter 9, Surah
Taubah, aayats 108-109: .... the mosque
which has been founded on piety from
the very first day is the proper place for
you to stand for prayer.......Why, is he
better who founded his building upon
Allah's fear and for His approval, or he,
who founded his building on the brink of
an under-mined bank that tumbled with
him down into the fire of Hell?
Thus, the first and foremost requirement
to build a house of Allah is "Taqwa" or
God-consciousness. If that is not the
foundation of the mosque, then the
reward of the person is wasted in Allah's
court, even though he might have spent
millions on its construction and millions
of people might have benefited from the
building. What reaches Allah is not the
grand mosques and the marble floorings,
but Taqwa .... and that Taqwa is more
valuable in the court of Allah than all the
gold and wealth of the earth. Subhan
Allah!!!! Allah is Great!!!!
The Prophet (saws) also prophesied that
there will come a time when my ummah
will have a lot a wealth and the muslims
will compete with each other in building
grand mosques, searching for honor in
this world.... but will have no honor in
the eyes of Allah on the Day of
Judgement.
How true were the prophecies of our
holy Prophet (saws) ... today, we live in
those times!!!! May Allah have mercy on
us and the ummah of Islam.
Regarding the Prophet's (saws) direction
in building mosques, in terms of shapes,
size and décor, as mentioned earlier in
the commandment of the Quran, the
first and foremost intention must be for
the pleasure of Allah Subhanah Alone,
and the foundation of the mosque must
be built on Taqwa.
The Prophet (saws) directed in one of his
narrations, to build mosques which were
simple and effective, and showed
unhappiness in building grand mosques.
There is no direct commandment in
terms of shapes, sizes and decor ... thus
we are allowed to build mosques in any
shape or size needed for the community,
as long as the intention is Allah's
pleasure and the mosque is established
on Taqwa.
The fact of the matter is that there is a
small minority of people and leaders and
kings who are engrossed in building
these huge grand mosques in
competition to one another.
Alhamdolillah, that is good, because
otherwise if these people do not fear
Allah and the Last Day, they would not
spend this money in the cause of Allah ...
so at least, they built these mosques
which are beneficial to the Ummah of
Muslims.
But the large majority of good common
muslims and muslim organizations are
building thousands of mosques
everywhere all over the world. These
mosques are extremely simple and
effective and are made in villages where
there are no mosques for the muslims to
pray in. These mosques normally have a
small Islamic school attached to it, for
the children to learn the Quran, etc.
These mosques cost anywhere between
US$4,000.00 to US$10,000.00 for a
Jamea mosque ( a big central mosque of
the village), depending on the size and
the need of the community. May Allah
bless these brothers who spend time,
effort and money for His pleasure alone.
Nobody knows who they are and they
ask of for no reward from the
communities the mosques are built in or
anybody else ... their reward is with Allah
Subhanah.
The Prophet (saws) said in one of his
narrations, that no sooner than a servant
of Allah builds a house of Allah on this
earth, but Allah builds for him a mansion
in Paradise.
What a bargain!!!! Subhan Allah!!!!
One cannot even get a parking space for
your car for the above price in any of the
big cities of the world today!!!!!! And
what is more valuable than a mansion in
Paradise?; ….it is the pleasure, mercy
and forgiveness of Allah Subhanah on His
slave servant on the Day of Qiyamah!!!!
But as with all deals and bargains, there
is a catch to this........... one has to build
this House of Allah with his legally
earned money and before his own
death.... after one dies, his wealth no
longer belongs to him, but to his heirs!!!!
There-in is the catch.... are we willing to
part with our hard-earned money in this
life to gain the pleasure of Allah
Subhanah and let go some mere luxuries
that could be bought with this paltry
amount?
It is not the money that reaches Allah,
but the taqwa which is appreciated by
the Ash-Shukoor (the One Who
Appreciates or The One Who Knows How
to Appreciate!!!).
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter
2, Surah Baqarah, verse 254: O
Believers, spend of the wealth We have
bestowed upon you (in Allah's way),
before the Day comes when there shall
be no buying and no selling; when
neither friendship nor intercession will
be of any avail.
In the above aayat, Allah is exhorting us
to spend in His way before (your death
or) the Day of Judgement arrives, where
there will be no buying, no selling, no
wealth, no children, and no helper:
except for the good deeds one has done
on this earth. And mark what is He
exhorting us to spend ... He is exhorting
us to spend the wealth which HE HAS
BESTOWED UPON US!!! He has given us
this wealth, and now He is asking for a
little back so that He may reward us
manifold on the Day of Judgement. How
Gracious is Allah, and how ungrateful
and niggardly is man indeed!!!!
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter
2, Surah Baqarah, verse 261: The charity
of those who expend their wealth in the
Way of Allah may be likened to a grain of
corn, which produces seven ears and
each ear yields a hundred grains.
Likewise Allah develops manifold the
charity of anyone He pleases, for He is
All-Embracing, All Wise.
Here Allah provides the formula for the
minimum reward for the charity of a
believer. If you spend $ 1.00 in the way
of Allah, he has promised the return is
7x100 = 700 times; ie. $ 700.00 for a
$1.00 investment!!!!! For those of you
who are accountants and businessmen,
can you even imagine a 70,000%
guaranteed return on investment!!!! and
maybe even more!!!! Allah is Most
Gracious, Most Merciful.
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter
63, Surah Munafiqoon, verse 10: Spend
from the provisions that We have given
you before death should come to any of
you and then he should say, "O my Lord,
why did You not reprieve me awhile that
I should have given in charity and
become of the righteous." But Allah does
not at all reprieve a person when his
term comes to an end, and Allah is well
aware of what you all do.
When death overtakes us, and we see
the truth as told from the Quran about
the Day of Judgement and its rewards
and punishments with our very own
eyes, we will beg Allah to give us some
reprieve and a little more time, so that
we can go back to the earth and spend
in His way and do righteous deeds. But
Allah will not give one time more than
the appointed time of this life ... not
even 1-second more!!!! And then we will
be left with nothing but regret!!! And
Allah is again exhorting us in the above
aayat to spend before we are in that
helpless position.
May Allah have mercy on all of us on the
Day when nothing but His Mercy will
prevail.
May Allah help us all to spend and do
good deeds in His way as much as we
can afford, before the appointment of
death overtakes any of us. We have
been given ample warnings in the
Quran, now is there anyone of us who
wants to listen to good caution!!! ... or
are we all too busy with collecting wealth
and position and other passing luxuries
of this life.
Allah says in the Quran Chapter 103
Surah Al Asr, verse 1-3: By the Time!
Man is surely in great loss, except those
who believed and did good works, and
exhorted one another to the Truth, and
exhorted one another to patience.
May Allah guide you and us all to the
Straight Path of Islam.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is
only due to Allah’s Assistance and
Guidance, and whatever of error is of
me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is
the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,
Burhan

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by sheniqua: 6:57pm On Oct 26, 2013
You can build billion dollar mosques if you wish but raise the money amongst your members and build it from your pockets
Do not use state allocations from the oil money to build mosques ,churches or shrines
It is wrong to do so

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by Nobody: 7:05pm On Oct 26, 2013
sheniqua: You can build billion dollar mosques if you wish but raise the money amongst your members and build it from your pockets
Do not use state allocations from the oil money to build mosques ,churches or shrines
It is wrong to do so
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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by vedaxcool(m): 7:34pm On Oct 26, 2013
sheniqua: There is no proof where any state govt bought private jet for a church,if you have the proof from that govt bring it on
Here a state govt admits to building mosques
Please address the topic don't deflect it in your regular fashion

Govt never built churches
Churches are built by individuals and the older ones by missions
It wouldn't hurt to be truthful

I have address the issue let me restate my first post;

vedaxcool: I think during times of poverty it is unIslamic to use such huge amount of money to build mosques, they should have done fund raising, as there are a lot of wealthy individual in katsina.

Govt. No longer build church with govt. Money but buy private jets for pastors. One way or another govt. Money always find its way to religious org. Cofers.


thenationonlineng.net/new/outrage-over-n6bn-donation-to-jonathans-hometown-church/

www.punchng.com/news/obi-donates-n220m-to-churches-in-two-days/

mobile.saharareporters.com/news-page/pastor-oritsejafor-acquires-private-jet

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by PointB: 7:35pm On Oct 26, 2013
I understand that the mosques will improve the welfare of people of Katsina. But the need to be reminded that the bulk of the money used for building the mosques come from oil money, tax on liquor amongst other which are haram in Islam.
Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by vedaxcool(m): 7:43pm On Oct 26, 2013
sheniqua: You can build billion dollar mosques if you wish but raise the money amongst your members and build it from your pockets
Do not use state allocations from the oil money to build mosques ,churches or shrines
It is wrong to do so

So ur complaint is they used oil money to build mosques?

You might have to endure more pain if the above is your issue, as long as the so called oil money is allocated, it would be used as the executive deems fit just as the armed robber aviation minister deems fit to buy bullet proof cars more expensive that Obama's official car, just as akpabio doles out money to build churches, thenationonlineng.net/new/outrage-over-n6bn-donation-to-jonathans-hometown-church/

Like I stated before it is wrong but if u pain is the oil money, then perish in your rage! As the issue is beyond oil money but morality of using huge sums of money to build places of worship! In your myopic and tribal world Katsina does not generate any internal revenue! Hisss

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by vedaxcool(m): 7:45pm On Oct 26, 2013
PointB: I understand that the mosques will improve the welfare of people of Katsina. But the need to be reminded that the bulk of the money used for building the mosques come from oil money, tax on liquor amongst other which are haram in Islam.

Since u don't know what portion of the money they use maybe it is better u keep ur speculations down, or is it that katsina does not generate its own internal revenue?

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Re: Katsina To Build 34 Mosques With N359 Million by bbkkatunxo: 8:19am On Oct 27, 2013
vedaxcool:

So ur complaint is they used oil money to build mosques?

You might have to endure more pain if the above is your issue, as long as the so called oil money is allocated, it would be used as the executive deems fit just as the armed robber aviation minister deems fit to buy bullet proof cars more expensive that Obama's official car, just as akpabio doles out money to build churches, thenationonlineng.net/new/outrage-over-n6bn-donation-to-jonathans-hometown-church/

Like I stated before it is wrong but if u pain is the oil money, then perish in your rage! As the issue is beyond oil money but morality of using huge sums of money to build places of worship! In your myopic and tribal world Katsina does not generate any internal revenue! Hisss


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