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Can we pray tahiyatul masjid outside a mosque?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Yahya related from Malik, from amir Ibn Abdullah Ibnaz-Zubayr, from Amr ibn Sulaymaz-zuraqi, from abu Qatadaal-Ansari that the messenger of allah(pboh) said, when ever you enter the masjid, you should pray two rakahs (Tahiyat-ul-Masjid) before you sit down [Al-Muwatta Hadith 9.60]

The tahiyat-ul-masjid or greeting the masjid prayer is an extremely preferred Sunnah and is prayed only in the masjid, ie when one enters the masjid and intends to sit down.

Thus one is guided to pray Tahiyat-ul-Masjid, only if one enters the ‘masjid’ and intends to sit down. Tahiyat-ul-Masjid is not required when praying in the streets or roads. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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