Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #22

Going to the Masjid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/168]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

من غدا إلى المسجد أو راح، أعد الله له في الجنة نزلاً كلما غدا أو راح

“Allaah will prepare for him who goes to the Masjid (every) morning or evening an honorable place in Paradise with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon going.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (662) and Saheeh Muslim (1412) on the authority of Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه]

The apparent meaning of the Hadeeth is that the one who goes to the Masjid, either going for the Prayers or for seeking knowledge or anything else for the purpose of good, Allaah will write for him a hospitable gift in Paradise. And the hospitality: that which is presented to the guest from the food and the like in his honor; i.e. Allaah تعالى will prepare for this person, who goes to the Masjid in the morning or the evening, He will prepare for him in the Paradise an entertainment for his honor.

Allaah تعالى says:

{وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ * نُزُلًا مِّنْ غَفُورٍ رَّحِيمٍ}

{Therein you shall have (all) that your inner selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask. An entertainment from (Allaah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful} [Surah Fussilat (41): 31-32]

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