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Performing forty salaah in Musjid-e-Nabawi

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Q: With regards to the virtue of performing 40 salaah in Musjid-e-Nabawi, do the 40 salaah have to be performed consecutively, or will we still receive the virtue if we miss a few salaah in Musjid-e-Nabawi in between? Is this virtue restricted to the time of Haj or can it be received at other times as well?


A: The meaning of the Hadith shows that it refers to performing forty salaah consecutively. The hadith is general. It is not confined to the time of Hajj.

عن أنس بن مالك عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال من صلى في مسجدي أربعين صلاة لا يفوته صلاة كتبت له براءة من النار ونجاة من العذاب وبرئ من النفاق (مسند أحمد 20/40, رقم 12583)

It is reported by Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “The one who performs forty Salaah in my Masjid without missing any salaah in between receives two certificates (guarantees of freedom). The first certificate is for freedom from the fire of Jahannum and the second certificate is for freedom from hypocrisy.”

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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