The man, once he reaches the age of puberty, is responsible for performing all salats (prayers), fasting, and the performance of Hajj when he is financially and physically able. It is mandatory on him to attend all prayers at the mosque in congregation if he is physically able to do so. This is especially true of Juma’ah.


Prayer in Juma’ah is acceptable only if he prays it with the Muslim Juma’ah in the mosque – since Allah ta’aalaa did not only order Prayer but also added to it – And bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship). [2:43] – and he is not allowed to suffice with praying in his home and leave the Juma’ah of the Muslims. And the Messenger (S) ordered every fit and well Muslim to pray in the Mosque and desired to burn those who remained in their houses – as occurs in ‘Sahih al- Bukhari’ and ‘Sahih Muslim’ from Abu Hurairah (R). He (S) did not burn the houses because of the presence of women and children on whom Prayer in the mosque is not obligatory.

Following is another excerpt form an article by Sheikh ibn Baaz’s article on prayer… <> Following are a collection of Hadith that speak about the importance of congregational prayer…

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith -Hadith 1.631 Narrated by Abu Huraira The Prophet said, “Allah will prepare for him who goes to the mosque (every) morning and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer) an honorable place in Paradise with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon going. The Prophet said,
“The prayer in congregation is twenty five times superior to the prayer offered by person alone.” —— Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith – Hadith 1.620 Narrated by Abu Huraira Allah’s Apostle said, “The reward of the prayer offered by a person in congregation is twenty five times greater than that of the prayer offered in one’s house or in the market (alone). And this is because if he performs ablution and does it perfectly and then proceeds to the mosque with the sole intention of praying, then for every step he takes towards the mosque, he is upgraded one degree in reward and his one sin is taken off (crossed out) from his accounts (of deeds). When he offers his prayer, the angels keep on asking Allah’s blessings and Allah’s forgiveness for him as long as he is (staying) at his Musalla. They say, ‘O Allah! Bestow Your blessings upon him, be Merciful and kind to him.’ And one is regarded in prayer as long as one is waiting for the prayer.”

Duties in regards to marriage

“Because the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet have commanded kindness to women, it is the husband’s duty to consort with his wife in an equitable and kind manner.”1 This means that he is responsible for her maintenance, and that of any children, he cannot abuse nor keep her in suspense or uncertainty. If he feels that he cannot fulfill his obligations to her then he must let her go in peace and justice. He should not force her to seek Khul (divorce by the wife) just to get a return of the Mahr (dowry), for in this case, she would be entitled to keep it. I have gone into this in more depth under Divorce.

The article below has a list of guidelines for the husband.
Family Etiquettes: A Husband’s Responsibilities towards his family:

The family is that brick which forms the foundation of a society. It is composed of individuals that have permanent relations established between them. Most importantly, it possesses almost a majority of the different kinds of personal relations.

Because of this, there must be certain etiquettes placed in order to control and regulate these relations. This is such that it can be maintained in the best possible manner, and so that it can generate and produce its proper fruits. Family relations consist of the relationship between the spouses from one perspective, the relationship between the parents and the children from a second perspective, and the relationship between the children themselves from a third perspective.

Etiquettes of a husband continues tomorrow. Jazakum Allah kairam

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