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The virtue of offering Salah in Masjidul Aqsa

Question

I have come across a Scholar who quotes a Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah for three favours. The third favour was that anyone who leaves his home with the sole intention of performing Salah in Masjidul Aqsa then all his sins will be forgiven. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, “We hope that Allah accepted this du’a of his.”

What is the source and authenticity of this Hadith?

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 176 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 30/31)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar