If you pray at home with your wife, will you get the reward of the congregation?

It is wajib for men to go to the mosque and perform the obligatory prayers in congregation unless there is an acceptable excuse or difficulty. In the Qur’an Allah has commanded to bow with those who bow. Allah says,


Pray, give Zakat and bow down with those who bow down. (Surah Baqarah: 43)

In the Qur’an, congregational prayers are ordered to be performed with special precautions even during times of war or insecurity. (Surah Nisa: 102)

In the hadith, not attending the prayer congregation is called the act of hypocrites and describes the immense reward of praying in the mosque. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:

إِنَّ أَثْقَلَ صَلَةٍ عَلَى الْمُنَافِقِينَ صَلَةُ الْعِشَاءِ وَصَلَةُ الْفَجْرِ وَلوْ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا فِيهِمَا لَتَوْهُمَا وَلَوْ حَبوً
The Isha and Fajr prayers are most difficult for the hypocrites. If they knew the reward or reward of these two prayers, they would have attended these two prayers even if they crawled and scratched their chests. (Sahih Muslim: 651)

Therefore, importance should be given to going to the mosque and praying in congregation. If there is no force or difficulty, it is not appropriate to perform congregation at home without going to the mosque. However, if someone has any difficulty, if he cannot go to the mosque at any time, even if he prays at home with his wife, he will get the reward of the congregation, Insha’Allah.

It is also a very virtuous act to attend the mosque quickly for prayers. Nabiji (pbuh) encouraged us to strive for these virtues. In addition to the reward, if you come to the mosque earlier, you can sit in the first row, participate in the congregation from the beginning, perform Nafl, recite the Qur’an, and many deeds and rewards are also available. Angels pray for people who rush to the mosque for prayers. Apart from this, as long as the believer sits waiting for the prayer, it is considered to be inside the prayer and the reward is written.