Q 2: A man
performs almost all the Faridahs (obligatory Salahs) at home, except the Jumu‘ah (Friday) prayer
and a few of the obligatory Salahs (prayers). If anyone tells him about congregational Salah in the Masjid (mosque), he cites the Hadith:
“Do not make your houses graves.”
What is the meaning of this Hadith?
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“Do not make your houses graves,”
by way of urging to perform Nafilah (supererogatory) Salahs at home. It is obligatory to perform the Faridahs in the Masjid in congregation, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“Anyone who hears the call (the Adhan) and does not respond, there is no Salah for him, unless he has a lawful excuse.”
Besides other Hadith to the same effect.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.