Some rewards for salah in Masjidul Aqsa

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What is the reward of performing Salah in Masjidul Aqsa?



Masjidul Aqsa is the third most virtuous masjid on earth.

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has encouraged salah therein in several narrations, one of which is cited below:


Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said as part of a longer Hadith: ‘…One salah in the Masjid of Baytul Muqaddas (Masjidul Aqsa) is better than five hundred Salahs elsewhere.’

(Musnad Bazzar, Hadith: 4142 and Al-Mu’jamul Kabir. Also see Targhib, Hadith: 1776 and Mawsu’ah ibn Hajar, vol. 2 pg. 308)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith as sound (hasan).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 7)

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad 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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