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Is not praying Tahiyat Masjid a sin?

1. Do I have to pray Tahiyat al-Masjid prayer? Is not praying Tahiyat al-Masjid is a sin?
2. If I pray the 2 rakah sunnah prayer which is before the fard prayer of Fazar prayer, do I need to pray Tahiyat al-Masjid?
3. Also, If I pray the 4 rakah sunnah prayer which is before the fard prayer of Duhar, Asar & Esha prayer after entering the mosque and before sitting down, do I need to pray Tahiyat al-Masjid?
4. For the magrib prayer I cannot pray it before azan. But do I need to pray it in the middle time of after the azan and before the Jamat starts?

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

Is not praying Tahiyat al-Masjid is a sin?

No, it is not.

2. If I pray the 2 rakah sunnah prayer which is before the fard prayer of Fazar prayer, do I need to pray Tahiyat al-Masjid? 3. Also, If I pray the 4 rakah sunnah prayer which is before the fard prayer of Duhar, Asar & Esha prayer after entering the mosque and before sitting down, do I need to pray Tahiyat al-Masjid?

According to Imam An-Nawawi, everyone who comes to the mosque and performs Fard Salah or Sunnah, he will be exempted from performing two Rakah "Tahiyat al-masjid".

The preference will first go to the Farad, then to the Sunnah Muakkadah, and then to Sunnah Ghair Muakkadah. The Tahiyat al-masjid comes under the category of Sunnah Ghair Muakkadah.

4) For the magrib prayer I cannot pray it before azan. But do I need to pray it in the middle time of after the azan and before the Jamat starts?

The Magrib starts immediately after Azan, so there will be no time left to pray Tahiyat al-masjid Salah. 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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