Reciting dhikr in the Masjid when its forbidden (makruh) time for salah

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When entering the masjid at a forbidden time for salah, the Fuqaha (Jurists) say one must engage in dhikr.

Is there any proof for this from Hadith?



In a narration of Sahih Muslim (hadith: 285), Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) advised that the purpose of the Masjid is: salah, dhikr and Quran recital.

Therefore, if one enters the Masjid, and he cannot engage in salah, he is encouraged to occupy himself with the other deeds, i.e, dhikr and Quran recital.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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