Tahiyyatul musjid

Q: In the English translation of Behishti Zewar, Heavenly Ornaments, it says under ‘The time of Salaat’, ‘Rules Related to the Times of Salaat’, that: “Once dawn breaks and fajr time enters, then apart from the two rakaats sunnah and two rakaats fard of fajr salaat, it is makruh to offer any other nafl salaat. However, it is permissible to offer any qada salaat and to make sajdah-e-tilaawat.” (1) Does this mean that if I happen to perform the two rakaats sunnah at home, it is makruh to perform Tahiyyatul musjid when entering the Musjid? (2) Does this also mean that if I do not perform the two rakaats sunnah at home, it is makruh to perform the two rakaats sunnah with the multiple intention of it being Tahiyyatul musjid as well?

Bismillaah

A:

1. Yes

2. It is permissible to make the intention of Tahiyyatul Musjid together with the Sunnat.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)