Active worship means walking, cycling, using public transport and car sharing for the daily five prayers. It was narrated that Ubayy ibn Ka’b(may Allah be pleased with him) said: there was a man, and I do not know of any man who lived further away from the mosque than he did, but he never missed a prayer. It was said-or I said-to him: why don’t you bye a donkey that you can ride when it is dark or when the sand is too hot?
He said: I would not like my house to be next to the mosque. I want my walking to the mosque and my returning when I come to my family, to be recorded for me. The Messanger of Allah (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: Allah has gathered all that (reward) for you. “Narrated by Muslim,663”A
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him ) said: “ whoever pruifies himself in his house then walks to one of the houses of Allah in order to perform one of the duties enjoined by Allah, for every two steps he takes, one will erase a sin and the other will raise him one degree in status” Muslim 666.
How you can do it
Walking to the house of Allah every day at certain times will suffice to train the muscles and improve one’s physical condition.
Walking to worship also plays a role in protecting the body against diseases that are caused by inactivity and sitting too much, above all obesity, because walking get rids of fat.
There are cycle stands at the Centre to regularly cycle and be as fit as an average person 10 years younger. Also cyclists breath in less pollution from traffic than car drivers and cycling raises your metabolic rate, helping you to keep you weight off
Worship using Public Transport
There are bus stops serving this area a few yards away from the centre.
Service 1B every 30 minutes, Service 2 every 30 minutes, Service 5 every 30 minutes. Slough Train Station 10 minutes walk from the centre
Worship by Car sharing
In the event that you need to drive offer to share the car with other brothers to get the same reawrd.
All vehicles must be parked safe and sensibly not blocking the way, do not park across residential driveways, do nor block junctions or park on the footways and do not park in the private roads.
Top health benefits of walking every day
It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you
* It strengthens your heart
* It lowers disease risk
* It keeps weight in check
The health benefits of regular cycling include:
- Increased cardiovascular fitness.
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility.
- Improved joint mobility.
- Decreased stress levels.
- Improved posture and coordination.
- Strengthened bones.
- Decreased body fat levels.
- Prevention or management of disease.
- For further information please check: * The Centre’s notice board * Talk to one of the trustees * Free group training could be arranged for new cyclists * Daily walking group in the centre.