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Prayer of greeting the mosque in a wedding hall?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Qibla.com

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Recently, I attended a wedding in a hotel. there was a separate hall set up for maghrib prayers. when we entered to pray, my friend performed 2 rakaats tahiyyatal masjid prayer. Is that necessary in a hall which normally isn’t a mosque?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The prayer for greeting the mosque is only for mosques, not for prayer halls or other places where people pray.

However, there is nothing wrong with performing voluntary (nafl) prayers before the obligatory prayer, in general.

See below.

Wassalam,
Faraz Rabbani

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