- ‘Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.’ Tawbah:108
- Abu Umar [Radhiallaahu anhu] narrated that Prophet Muhammad [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] said, ‘One Salaat offered in my mosque is superior to one thousand Salaats offered in other mosques except Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah al-Mukarramah.’ (Bukhari 20:1190; Muslim 15:1395)
- Abu Hurayra [Radhiallaahu anhu] narrates that Prophet Muhammad [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] said, ‘Whoever will come to my mosque with the only intention to conduct teaching/learning activities and to promote beneficial knowledge will have his reward equivalent to the person who fights in the path of Allah. A person who has some other purpose in his mind is like an individual who is looking towards other’s wealth.’ (Sunan ibn Majah227; Musnad Ahmad 23:270)
- Abu Umamah al-Bahili [Radhiallaahu anhu] narrated that Prophet [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] said, ‘Whoever visits my mosque in the morning with the sole purpose of conducting teaching/learning activities will have a reward equivalent to performing a Hajj.’ (al-Mu’jam al-Kabir Tabrani vol.8 pg.111, 7473)
- Anas (RA) narrated that Prophet Mohammad (SAS) said, “Whosoever will offer forty salaahs in my Mosque will be saved from punishment and hypocrisy.” (Silsila al Ahadith As-Sahiah V. 4: P.628-631 Sunan Tirmidhi V 4, P.628, Tafseer Adhwa-ul-Biyan V. 8, P. 574)
Maghrib at Masjid Nabawi
When one reaches the Prophet’s Mosque, he should enter with his right foot first and say, “Bismillaah wa’l-salaatu wa’l-salaam ‘ala Rasoolillaah. Allaahumma ighfir li dhunoobi waftah li abwaab rahmatika. A’oodhu Billaah il-‘azeem wa bi wajhihi’l-kareem wa bi sultaanihi’l-qadeem min al-shaytaan il-rajeem (In the name of Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah. O Allaah, forgive my sins and open to me the gates of Your mercy. I seek refuge in Allaah the Almighty and in His noble Face and in His eternal Power, from the accursed Shaytaan).”
Etiquette of visiting any masjid
1. It is preferable that one performs two rak’at tahiyyatul Masjid upon entry into the Masjid as long as it is not Makrooh time.
2. t is more virtuous to sit in the first row. However, if place is not available, one should sit wherever he finds place. It is not permissible to leap over the shoulders of people in order to advance forward.
3. Do not make noise or disturbance in the Masjid.
4. Do not enter the Masjid after consuming anything which gives out offensive smell, e.g. tobacco, raw onions and garlic, radish, etc.
5. Use miskwak or brush your teeth before entering masjid
6. Do not indulge in worldly talk. Do not engage in any activity which disturb those engaged in Salaat or Zikr.
7. Do not engage in buying and selling of any kind in the Masjid.
8.Do not distract those who are already busy in Tilaawat and Zikr by greeting them. However, if someone not occupied in Zikr, etc, turns to you on his own accord, then there is no harm in greeting him.
9. If one desires to perform Sunnats or Nawaafil, one should perform them in a place where there is no likelihood of anyone passing in front him whilst in Salaat. Some people begin their Salaat in the back rows, when there are places vacant in the front rows in front of them, due to which people find it difficult to pass. It is not proper to cause inconvenience and harm to others. If someone is compelled to walk across such people performing Salaat, the sin of this walking will be upon the one performing Salaat.
10. When Jamaa’at begins, the first rows should be completed first, with both the right and left hand sides balanced equally. It is improper to stand in a back row, if space is vacant in front.
11. Engage in Zikr and Tilaawat silently, if people are performing Salaat.
12. Neither spit nor stretch your legs towards the Qiblah.
13. Neither search nor make announcements for items lost outside, in the Masjid.
source: Adaab of masjid
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