Adhkar and Advice for a New Mosque

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

A mosque has just been established. What adhkar should be recited in it and what other advice do you have for us?

The Qur’an should be recited in abundance, especially Surat al-Fath, and also al-baqiyat al-salihat (subhanallah wa’l-hamdulillah wa la ilaha ill’Allah w’allahu akbar). You should bestow abundant prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ.

Regular reminders should be delivered to the congregation. Topics should include the merit of praying in congregation, the etiquettes of wudu’ and prayer and the reward for showing good character. There should also be a circle of knowledge every day or every few days or every week. The toilets and wudu’ areas should be well built and well maintained. Someone should be appointed to warmly receive visitors.