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40 Salaah in Musjid Nabawi

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Q: I have come across a Hadith in Fazail Haj regarding the virtues of reading 40 Namazes in Musjid Nabawi,one attains freedom from hypocrisy, fire of hell & punishment. (Hadith No 7)

My question regarding this Hadith is:

  1. In order to receive these merits, is it a COMPULSORY CONDITION that these 40 Namazes be read in succession? Or is it just an encouragement? I have intention to first go to Medina for 3 days, go for Umra in between & return to Medina for 5 days!
  2. In order to receive these merits; does a person have to read ALL these Namazes with Takbeer Oola?
  3. Kindly define Takbeer Oola?

40 Salaah in Musjid Nabawi

A: 

  1. Apparently, it seems that this refers to performing the forty salaah consecutively.
  2. We haven’t come across this.
  3. The period of Takbeer-e-Ula is from the time the imam says the takbeer until he goes into ruku. 

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)

مطلب في وقت إدراك فضيلة الافتتاح  وتظهر فائدة الخلاف في وقت إدراك فضيلة تكبيرة الافتتاح فعنده بالمقارنة وعندهما إذا كبر في وقت الثناء وقيل بالشروع قبل قراءة ثلاث آيات لو كان المقتدي حاضرا وقيل سبع لو غائبا وقيل بإدراك الركعة الأولى وهذا أوسع وهو الصحيح ا هـ وقيل بإدراك الفاتحة وهو المختار خلاصة (رد المحتار 1/526)

Answered by:

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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