BUILD YOUR HOME THE RIGHT WAY
- Don’t make your homes graveyards
It is better to offer naafil prayers at home, unless it is Sunnah to pray them in congregation in the mosque, such as the prayers to be offered at the time of an eclipse. That was proven from the words and actions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Perform some of your prayers in your houses and do not make them graves.”
(Bukhari, 422; Muslim, 777).
Ibn Qudaamah said:
Offering voluntary prayers at home is preferable, because praying at home is closer to sincerity and furthest removed from showing off. It is an act that is done in secret, whereas doing it is the mosque is in public, and secrecy is better.
It also serves as a reminder to the forgetful and teaching of the ignorant among the members of the household or those who see him.
14 Shawwal, 1444 AH (NMSC,Nigeria).