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Frequenting the Masjid is a sign of Iman

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If you see a man frequenting the Masjid, bear witness to his Iman for Allah Ta’ala says: Only he will frequent the Masjids who believes in Allah and the Last Day, establishes Salah and discharges Zakah”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it sound. Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2617-3093, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 802, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 1502, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1721)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar