بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”
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, whenever 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 extremely preferred Sunnah and is prayed only when one enters the masjid and intends to sit down. Thus if one enters masjid ten times, and all these times wants to sit down, then one is required to pray Tahiyat-ul-Masjid.
As for one who enters the Masjid and does not want to sit down but rather, he needs something after which he will leave, then he is not required to pray two rakahs Tahiyat-ul-Masjid. Likewise, if one entered to perform the obligatory prayer and finds that the congregation prayer has already started, one should join the congregation prayer and that would suffices for Tahiyat-ul-Masjid.
Dear brother, no matter how many times you enter the masjid, you are required to pray Tahiyat-ul-Masjid every time, if and only if, you intent to sit down. 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.Ask Your Question