The earthly life of mankind is only for the preparation of the Hereafter. It is easier to prepare when you have a favorable environment. Basic and most of human life is spent at home. If there is a touch of Islamic ideology in the infrastructure of the house, it can be helpful to create a conducive environment for the preparation of the afterlife.
Prayer room: It is necessary to have a separate prayer room in the house plan. This will create a suitable environment for prayers at home. Although it is necessary to perform the obligatory prayers with the congregation in the mosque, it is better to perform the other sunnat and nafl prayers including tahajjud at home. Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,’ You will perform some of your prayers (sunnat and nafl) in your house. Do not make your houses graves. (Bukhari, Hadith: 1131, Muslim, Hadith: 1856)
And it is better for women to perform all the prayers inside the house. Home is their best mosque. Narrated from Umm Salma, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘The best mosque for women is the private place in their house. (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith: 26564)
Ajukhana: It is very good to have a separate azur in the house. Because doing aju in the bathroom causes two problems. One. There are prayers in the name of Allah before, after and after Azur. God’s name cannot be mentioned in the bathroom. As a result, prayers cannot be recited or delayed. Two. There may be splashes of dirt in the bathroom. It can be spread through azure water. If there is a separate place for azure, you can stay safe from these.
Guest Room: Strangers including relatives, friends and neighbors are also guests of the house. The hospitality of the guest is one of the demands of faith. It is advisable to allocate a room for guests in the house. That can be added. Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘One bed belongs to the man, the second to his wife, the third to the guest, and the fourth (if necessary) to the devil. (Muslim, Hadith: 5563)
The house should be spacious: the house should be rich with necessary things and free from sinful materials. Then leisure time can be spent at home without sin. Uqbah ibn Amer (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I said, O Messenger of Allah, how is it possible to be saved? He said, ‘You control your tongue. Let your house be spacious for you. (Stay at home in your spare time) and cry for your sins. (Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2406)
Construction of women-friendly houses: The Qur’an commands women to be inside the house and the house is associated with women. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And stay in your homes and do not show off, as you did in the days of ignorance. (Surah Ahzab, Ayat: 33)
For this, the house has to be built on average by making it suitable and safe for women to protect the curtain. Arrangements should be made to keep the places of passage of women such as kitchen, place of serving food etc. hidden from the guest room. These should be given importance in home design.
Not a house by competition: Houses are built solely to meet needs, not for luxury or display. So it is not desirable to compete in house building. I want to design the house according to my ability and need by avoiding waste and extravagance. In this case, there is no opportunity to keep pace with others. These are the signs of the Hour. Narrated Omar: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said about the signs of Resurrection: (Muslim, Hadith: 102)
Borrowing is not a house: debt is a burden. Debt is often the cause of anxiety, turmoil and immorality in this world and deprivation of Paradise in the Hereafter. If you can’t repay the loan on time, you have to resort to lies even if you don’t want to. You can’t just keep talking. As a result, the signs of hypocrisy begin to manifest themselves. And if you take a loan on interest basis, you have to get involved in interest business in the long run. Allah the Almighty has forbidden usury. For this, everyone should try to avoid debt. Being free from debt helps to enter paradise. Narrated Sawban: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘Whose soul and body are separated from the three things in a free state, that is, when he dies, he will enter Paradise. The three things are arrogance, embezzlement and debt. (Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1583)
In the end, almost everyone builds a house to survive. In that case, if the house is built according to the need and affordability and if there is a touch of Islamic ideology in the house plan, it will always be beneficial, InshaAllah.