Some Virtues of Performing Voluntary Prayers in the House

All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, may Allah protect him, mentioned:

 …Voluntary prayers in the house are more virtuous than in the Masjid because of the following positive outcomes that arise:

1. Praying voluntary prayers in the house is staying away from showing-off and causing people to be impressed. It is also a way to conceal actions from the people;

2. Praying voluntary prayers in the house is a cause for complete serenity and sincerity;

3. Praying voluntary prayers in the house establishes the remembrance of Allah and prayer therein; this causes the descent of mercy upon the residents of the house, and this causes Shaytaan to distance himself;

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said: “Perform some of your prayers in your homes, and do not turn them into graveyards (i.e. a place where prayer is not performed).” (1)  [Collected by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]


(1) Saalih al-Fawzaan, A Concise Summary of Fiqh, 1/173|Abu Adam Jameel Finch (

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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