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Frequenting the masjid

Question

What is the status of this narration:

عن أبي الدرداء – رضي الله عنه – قال: سمعت رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يقول: المسجد بيت كل تقي، وتكفل الله لمن كان المسجد بيته بالروح والرحمة، والجواز على الصراط إلى رضوان الله إلى الجنة

 

Answer

Translation

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates, I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:

‘The Masjid is the house of every pious person, and Allah guarantees mercy for the one who makes the Masjid his house [by frequenting it]. Allah also guarantees [safe] passage over the bridge of sirat and entry into Allah’s pleasure and Jannah for such people.’

 

Reference and Grade

This Hadith has been recorded by Imams Bazzar, Tabarani and others (rahimahumullah) in their respective Hadith collections with slight variations in the wordings. The words in question are from Al-Mu’jamul Kabir’s version.

Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).

‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) concurred with this.

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) says: ‘The narrators of the narration of Bazzar are all authentic (rijalus sahih).

(Musnad Bazzar, hadith: 4152, Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7145, Targhib, Hadith: 494 & Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.2 pg.22)

 

Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, Hadith: 2054 for another similar Hadith.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar