Mosque should become the centre of the work of dakwah to non-Muslims and centre of the work of reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah. Mosque is also the centre of learning and teaching about the orders of Allah, the centre of worship and Mosque should acts as the social and administrative centre of the community. Nowadays we have built many Mosques and we have spent a lot of money building and maintaining our Mosque. We have built many beautiful Mosques and I think some of our Mosques are among the most modern and most beautiful in the world. We are not to regret, having built such beautiful and modern Mosques. We should think positive and now we should make full use of all our Mosques, as it was use at the time of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. We should not underutilize our Mosque that cost us to build millions of ringgit and to let it remain empty most of the time. We have used the public money to build the Mosques and the Mosque in return should bring benefit to the public.
Our Malaysian Government should employ some suitable people to do the work of dakwah to the non-Muslims and the work of reminding Muslims in the locality of every Mosque in our country. Our government must also employ some suitable people to do the work of teaching the Muslims who live in the locality of every Mosque about the orders of Allah and to employ some suitable people to do administrative and social work that involve all Muslims and non-Muslims who live in the locality of every Mosque in the country. We do not need to have Mosque committee as we have now, as it is not effective in making our Mosques utilized to its fullest capacity. Our Mosque committee members are selected by the people and they work voluntarily. We cannot have the correct and suitable persons to do the various activities of the Mosque from the committee members that are selected by the people and work voluntarily.
Nowadays the selection of Mosque committee members by the public has become more political than ever before and many selected to become the committee members are more interested with politic rather than to make the Mosques alive with activities like the Prophet Mosque at the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Some of the committee members of the Mosque do not even go to the Mosque except when there are meetings and special functions. Having committee members that are associated with certain political parties has often caused division among Muslims in our country. Our government with the blessing of all the Sultans in all the states in Malaysia should stop the practice of using Mosques as political platform and one of the ways to do this is to stop having the Mosque committee members selected by the public.
Our government must employ suitable people with no political inclination to any political parties to run the various activities of the Mosques as I have listed above. Mosques are centre of uniting Muslims in the locality and this is only possible when the Muslims in the locality are involved with the work of increasing iman and not politics. When the iman of the people are good, their behaviors becomes good and when their behaviors become good they becomes united like brothers and sisters. Please read my article on the work of increasing iman CLICK and renewing iman CLICK. Our Government should set up a separate Ministry and a full Minister to lead the Ministry. This Ministry is different from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, which is under the Prime Minister Department. It should become a separate and independent Ministry to handle all affairs related to the Mosques and making all the Mosques in Malaysia alive with the activities like the activities at the times of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. The Ministry is also responsible to handle all other associated activities of the Mosque CLICK, CLICK, which Insha’Allah I will explained later in my next article.
In one Mosque the Government needs to employ in the beginning only around six suitable persons. Four of them can do the work of imam, bilal, dakwah to non-Muslims and reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah and teaching the Muslims in the locality about the orders of Allah. Initially, they should teach the Muslims in the locality about the first CLICK and the second orders of Allah. The first order is doing dakwah to non-Muslims and reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah.
The second order of Allah is to perform five times daily solat with congregation in the Mosque. Teaching these two important orders are priorities over all other orders of Allah. After one solat of congregation about 15 minutes, they should read a book, specially written and approve by the government, to cover various fields to those who attend the prayer. The content of the book must be in line with mission of the government. The other two persons can also do the work of dakwah to non-Muslims and reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah in the locality. Besides, doing the work of dakwah and reminding Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah both of them can do the administrative work of the Mosques and social activities and problems related to Muslims as well as non-Muslims in the locality.
All these workers are compulsory to attend training prior to their commencing on their work. When all our mosques in every locality in our country are alive with activities like the activities as in the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, then all our problems particularly related to behaviors and social activities in every localities in the country are solve. Our government will be able to save a lot of money which otherwise has to be used to solve many social related problems. Our government investment on this project will bring great return to the people and the country. When our country becomes like Medinah in the times of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, Allah will shower blessing to the leaders of this country and the people generally. Malaysia will become a blessed country with peace and tranquility. Allah will shower abundance of food to Malaysians and there will be no poverty. Foods and the cost of living are cheap. Malaysians will live with prosperity, peace and tranquility. Malaysians will have a high standard of living, there will be no enmity, and everyone will live respecting and loving towards each other.
When our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was preaching the Arabs to accept and to recite the Kalimah, I bear witness there is no God except Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, the Arabs were poor, illiterate, ill manners and in the midst of so many problems. Our Prophet told them to accept and to recite the Kalimah and then to preach the Kalimah to others who has not accepted the Kalimah. Our Prophet said to them, if they listen and follow, Allah will solve all their problems and Allah will make them honored more than the non-Arabs were, at that time. The Arabs did accept and preached the Kalimah to others in the whole world and they become honored. Malays have already accepted and recited the Kalimah and the only thing the Malays have to do is to preach the Kalimah to others in Malaysia and the whole world who has not recited the Kalimah. When the Malays are willing to do this then Allah will make the Kalimah to enter the heart of the Malays. When Kalimah has entered the heart of the Malays, then the behaviors of the Malays will become exemplary and the Malays will become the most honored race in this world, in this century, as the Arabs once upon a time used to be.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia