Deed no. 2 – Going to Pray in Congregation in the Masjid

Deeds which are equal to the reward of Hajj

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Abbas Abu Yahya

Deed no. 2 – Going to Pray in Congregation in the Masjid

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Abu Umamah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah -SallAllaahu alayhi wa Salam- said:

((مَنْ خَرَجَ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ مُتَطَهِّرًا إِلَى صَلَاةٍ مَكْتُوبَةٍ فَأَجْرُهُ كَأَجْرِ الْحَاجِّ الْمُحْرِمِ، وَمَنْ خَرَجَ إِلَى تَسْبِيحِ الضُّحَى لَا يَنْصِبُهُ إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ فَأَجْرُهُ كَأَجْرِ الْمُعْتَمِرِ، وَصَلَاةٌ عَلَى أَثَرِ صَلَاةٍ لَا لَغْوَ بَيْنَهُمَا كِتَابٌ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ)

‘Whoever leaves his home having Wudu going to pray the obligatory prayer then his reward is equal to the person performing Hajj whilst in the state of Ihram.

Whoever goes out to pray the Dhuha prayer in the Masjid nothing tires him out except that then his reward is that of a person performing Umrah.

Praying a prayer after another prayer where no falsehood takes place between them then that is written in the Book of good deeds.’

[Collected by Abu Dawood & graded Hasan by Al-Albaani in Saheeh Targheeb no. 320]

The scholar of Hadeeth, Shaykh AbdulMuhsin Al-Abbad -May Allaah protect him- commented:

‘This means, that whoever performed Wudu and went out to the Masjid wanting to perform a prayer from  the obligatory prayers, which Allaah has obligated upon him,  which are the five prayers. For this, his reward is like the reward of a person in the state of Ihraam performing the Hajj who wears the clothing of Hajj.
This means, that Allaah Ta’ala rewards the similar to a person in the state of Ihraam Performing the Hajj.

One person went out to perform an obligatory prayer and the person in the state of Ihraam went out to perform a great worship, so the reward of that person is similar to the reward of this person.  Allaah’s virtue is vast.’

[Sharh Sunnan Abi Dawood hadeeth no. 558]

أن يذهب المرء إلى المسجد على وضوء؛ ليصلي فيه المكتوبة:

روى أبو أمامة أن رسول الله  صلى الله عليه وسلم   قال: ((مَنْ خَرَجَ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ مُتَطَهِّرًا إِلَى صَلَاةٍ مَكْتُوبَةٍ فَأَجْرُهُ كَأَجْرِ الْحَاجِّ الْمُحْرِمِ، وَمَنْ خَرَجَ إِلَى تَسْبِيحِ الضُّحَى لَا يَنْصِبُهُ إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ فَأَجْرُهُ كَأَجْرِ الْمُعْتَمِرِ، وَصَلَاةٌ عَلَى أَثَرِ صَلَاةٍ لَا لَغْوَ بَيْنَهُمَا كِتَابٌ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ))

  رواه أبو داود وصححه الألباني في صحيح الترغيب (320).
قال العلامة عبد المحسن العباد -حفظه الله تعالى-  :
*يعني: من توضأ وخرج إلى المسجد يريد أن يؤدي فريضة من الفرائض التي فرضها الله عليه وهي الصلوات الخمس يكون أجره كأجر الحاج المحرم الذي تلبس بلباس الحج، يعني: أن الله تعالى يثيبه مثل خروج الحاج المحرم، فهذا خرج ليؤدي صلاة مكتوبة والمحرم خرج ليؤدي عبادة عظيمة، فأجر هذا كأجر هذا، وفضل الله واسع.*
(شرح سنن أبي داود للعباد حديث رقم 558  )

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