Is this authentic?
“Whoever leaves for the Masjid in the morning for no reason but to learn or teach others, then he will have a reward as if he has completed the Hajj pilgrimage”
Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever sets out towards the Masjid for the purpose of learning or teaching knowledge will receive the reward of a Haji whose Haj was perfect”
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7473)
The chain of narrators has been declared reliable by ‘Allamah Mundhiri, Hafiz ‘Iraqi and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumullah)
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 104, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 4253 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 123. Also see Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 91)
See here for similar deeds which also yield the rewards of Hajj.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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