Not Safe to Pray Fajr and Isha in Mosque


My relative does not allow me to go to the mosque which is 10 minutes from my home for fajr and Esha Salah. Because of the fear that someone could attack me. Also because of these recent events. During Ramadan, I stayed in my grandparents’ house (less than 15 minutes by car) where I went to the mosque for a fajr prayer. Alhamdulillah, no harm happens to me when I come home 3-7 days later, an old man is attacked by two men while he was going to the mosque on the same road as the one I was going to until the mosque, the old man was stolen. A taxi driver was recently kidnapped by his customers during the day near my home. A human skull has recently been found near my home. There are many houses that have been robbed at home (including some of my neighbors). The most recent event in my country was a boy who went to the store at night and was killed. Please note that my country has a population of less than 1.3 million. Normally, the road is supposed to be safe, but it has become dangerous at night. So is it obligatory in this situation that I go to the mosque at night?


Perfect praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is no other worthy worship than Allah and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) is his slave and his messenger.
Since the situation is such that you mentioned it, your parents have a reason to be afraid of your well-being. So obey them and do not pray at the mosque at these two times, Fajr and ‘Ishaa’, and we hope that Allah will record for you the reward of prayer at the mosque. Kashshaaf Al-Qinaa ‘, reads as follows:
“The reward of a person who prays alone is not diminished, if she has an excuse, as Imam Ahmad and Al-Bukhari said that the Prophet sallallaahu` alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said:” If a person is sick or traveling, he / she will receive for him / her the same reward as what he / she was doing when he / she was at home (not traveling) and in good health. “[End quote]
The jurists have indicated several excuses for which a person is considered exempt from praying at the mosque, including fear. The Fiqh encyclopedia reads as follows:

“Fear: It is an excuse to leave the congregation, while Ibn ‘Abbaas may please him, said that the Prophet sallallahuahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) said,” If anyone hears ‘Aathaan (call to prayer),) and is not prevented from associating with the congregation by an excuse (sound), “he asked (immediately) what is the excuse (sound), to Which he sallallaahu` alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) replied: sickness “(then he continued saying,” The prayer he had prayed will not be accepted from him.
” There are three types of fear: fear for oneself; fear for wealth; afraid for his family. The first type is to fear that the leader will take him (stop him), or (fear) an enemy, a thief, a lion, a beast or a deluge, or anything else that could make him wrong in himself …. “[End quote – summary]
Finally, if you pray at home, you should then pray on time in the congregation at home. The reward of congregational prayer is not exclusive to the mosque; whoever prays in congregation anywhere will have the reward.

Allah knows best.

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