Masjid Quba’ (مسجد قباء)
A normal Masjid itself is an arena of prosperity (بركة) and goodness (خير). Then how much it will be for a Masjid referred in Quran as ‘The Masjid built over foundation of piousness from first day’. It is Masjid Quba’ situated in outskirts of al Madinah al Munawwarah.
Its significance won’t end there. It is the first Masjid constructed by Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) upon reaching Madinah. Its first stone was laid by hand of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) followed by the prime companions Abu Bakr al Ssiddiq (رضي الله عنه) and Umar bin Khattab (رضي الله عنه).
Many Hadiths are reported stating importance of Masjid Quba’
Ibn Umar (رضي الله عنهما) said: Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) used to come to Masjid Quba’ walking or riding then pray two Rakaa’t there. (Reported in Sahih Muslim under chapter on significance of Masjid Quba’ and importance of praying from there)
Abe Umamah bin Sahl bin Haneef reported from his Father (رضي الله عنهما): Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: Anyone who started and reached this Masjid (meaning Masjidul Quba’) then prayed there, it has equivalence of performing an Umrah.