The teachings and practices of Going to the Masjid

Going early for the Prayers: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “ if people know how much they could benefit or gain from “al athan” (prayer call) and being among those standing in the first row in their prayers, they would even poll for it if there is no other way. And if they know how plenty rewards they get in arriving early to the mosque, they would compete for it. And if they know much beneficence(important) in Al fajr(dawn) and AL ‘eshaa(night) prayers they would even go creeping”ii. The supplication upon Going to the Masjid: “ O Allah, lighten my heart, lighten my speech, lighten my audition, lighten my in￾sight and bless me with light from behind, front, above, under and cover me all with light” narrated by Imam Muslimiii. Walking with Solemnity: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “ when you hear the call for the prayers; walk to your prayers quietly with solemnity.” narrated by Al Bukhari and Imam Muslimiv. Going to the Mosque on Foot: scholars assured that it is a practice of the prophet to shorten your steps to get more rewards out of the number of steps, as the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Do you know what can erase your sins and heighten your faith? They replied: no; he then mentioned some points in addition to “ walking to the mosque” …” narrated by Imam Muslimv. The supplications upon Entering the Masjid: whenever you enter the Masjid address salutation for the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and say: “ O Allah, open your gates of mercy for me” narrated by An Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khozaimah and Ibn Hibban.vi. Entering the Mosque with the Right Leg: Anas Ibn Malek may Allah be pleased with him said : “ it is the practice of the prophet to enter the Masjid with your right leg and exit with your left leg.” vii. Heading for the First Row: “if people know how much they could benefit from “al athan” (prayer call) and being among those standing in the first row in their prayers, they would even poll for it if there is no other way….. “ agreed upon as a correct narrative.viii. The supplication of Exiting the Mosque: “when departing say: O Allah, I ask your donation” narrated by Imam Muslim; and An Nasa’i added that a salutation for the Prophet (PBUH) is preferred.ix. Exiting with the Left Leg:Anas Ibn Malek ‘s; may Allah be pleased with him above narrative.x. The Masjid Salutation Prayer: “ when you enter the Mosque make sure you address a two rak’a prayer before sitting” agreed upon as a correct narrative* Imam Ash Shafe’ie said: salutation prayer is right even in the non preferred prayer times.* Al Hafez said: all the scholars agreed that salutation prayer is a true sunnah.* The sum of all these sunnahs for a Muslim who practice the five prayers at the Masjid is fifty sunnahs.

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