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When You Come to the Masjid

20 Jun

Bismillah_2The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When anyone of you enters the Masjid, he should not sit before offering two Rakaat of prayer.” [Muslim, Musafireen]

Abu Qatada (radi Allahu anhu) had gone to Masjid-e-Nabawi. When he saw the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) sitting among his Companions, he went towards them and joined the group.

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) turned to Abu Qatada (radi Allahu anhu) and asked him, “What prevented you from offering two Rakaat of prayer?”

Abu Qatada (radi Allahu anhu) replied, “O Rasulullah, I saw that you and your Companions were sitting.”

Thereupon, the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When anyone of you enters the Masjid, he should not sit before offering two Rakaat of prayer.” [Muslim, Musafireen]

Although the earth, everything on it – indeed everything in the universe and beyond – belongs to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), yet Masjids have been designated as houses of Allah. It is not thinkable that I go to the house of someone very dear to me and not greet them on entering.

Therefore, when I enter a Masjid I should honour my being in Allah’s house and greet Him with two Rakaat of prayer.

This hadith has been sent to me by http://dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com/

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “When You Come to the Masjid

  1. Aysha F Abdal.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Maasha Allaah. Very beautiful hadith. May Allah forgives us all and make us practitioners of His Chosen Religion. Aameen.

     

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