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The three benefits of sitting in the Masjid

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one who sits in the Masjid, [derives at least one benefit from these three]; Either he meets a Muslim brother from whom he may benefit [in terms of Din], or he hears a word of wisdom, or receives Mercy from Allah [for which every Muslim waits for]”

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith, as part of a longer narration with a weak chain.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 418, Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 22)

 

The narration is suitable to quote as a means of encouragement to stay in the Masjid, as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

(Also see: Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 220)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar