CIF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

العقيدة الإسلامية الصحيحة

 

 

 

 

 

 SUNAN IBN MAJAH

 

 VOLUME (1.12)

  

BOOK # 4 - THE MOSQUES AND THE CONGREGATIONS

 كتاب المساجد والجماعات

 
 

CHAPTER (1)

باب مَنْ بَنَى لِلَّهِ مَسْجِدًا

One who builds a mosque for the sake of Allah
 

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا يُونُسُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا لَيْثُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، ح وَحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا دَاوُدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْجَعْفَرِيُّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ الْهَادِ، عَنِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي الْوَلِيدِ، عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سُرَاقَةَ الْعَدَوِيِّ، عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُذْكَرُ فِيهِ اسْمُ اللَّهِ بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that 'Umar bin Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said he heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say : 'Whoever builds a mosque in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.'

 
 
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ الْحَنَفِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ مَحْمُودِ بْنِ لَبِيدٍ، عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ مَنْ بَنَى لِلَّهِ مَسْجِدًا بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ مِثْلَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that 'Uthman bin 'Affan (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, he heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say: 'Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, Allah will build something similar for him in Paradise.'

 
 
It was narrated that 'Ali bin Abu Talib (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)  said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 4

 
It was narrated from Jabir bin 'Abdulla (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow's nest for Allah or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.'
 
 

CHAPTER (2)

باب تَشْيِيدِ الْمَسَاجِدِ

Construction of lofty mosques
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُعَاوِيَةَ الْجُمَحِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ أَبِي قِلاَبَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَتَبَاهَى النَّاسُ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The Hour will not begin until the people compete in (building) mosques.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 6 

 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'I see you building your mosque high after I am gone, just as the Jews built their synagogues high and the Christians built their churches high.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 7 

 
It was narrated that 'Umar bin Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'No people's deeds ever became evil deeds but they started to adorn their places of worship.'
 
 

CHAPTER (3)

باب أَيْنَ يَجُوزُ بِنَاءُ الْمَسَاجِدِ

Where it is permissible to build mosque
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي التَّيَّاحِ الضُّبَعِيِّ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ كَانَ مَوْضِعُ مَسْجِدِ النَّبِيِّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ لِبَنِي النَّجَّارِ وَكَانَ فِيهِ نَخْلٌ وَمَقَابِرُ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ فَقَالَ لَهُمُ النَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏"‏ ثَامِنُونِي بِهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا لاَ نَأْخُذُ لَهُ ثَمَنًا أَبَدًا ‏.‏ قَالَ فَكَانَ النَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَبْنِيهِ وَهُمْ يُنَاوِلُونَهُ وَالنَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏"‏ أَلاَ إِنَّ الْعَيْشَ عَيْشُ الآخِرَةِ فَاغْفِرْ لِلأَنْصَارِ وَالْمُهَاجِرَةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَكَانَ النَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يُصَلِّي قَبْلَ أَنْ يَبْنِيَ الْمَسْجِدَ حَيْثُ أَدْرَكَتْهُ الصَّلاَةُ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the location where the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Mosque was built belonged to Banu Najjar. In it there were date-palm trees and graves of the idolaters. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said to them : 'Name its price.' They said : 'We will never take any money for it.' The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) built it and they were assisting him, and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was saying : 'The real life is the life of the Hereafter so forgive the Ansar and the Muhajirah.' Before the mosque was built, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) would perform prayer wherever he was when the time for prayer came.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 9 
 
 
It was narrated from 'Uthman bin Abul-'As (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) commanded him to build the mosque of Ta'if in the place where the Taghuts used to be.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 10
 
 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was asked about gardens in which excrement was thrown. He said if it has been watered several times, then perform prayer there and he attributed that to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
 
 

CHAPTER (4)

باب الْمَوَاضِعِ الَّتِي تُكْرَهُ فِيهَا الصَّلاَةُ

Places where it is disliked to pray
 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ هَارُونَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، وَحَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ الأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مَسْجِدٌ إِلاَّ الْمَقْبَرَةَ وَالْحَمَّامَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'All the earth is a mosque, except for (unbelievers') graveyards and Hammam.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 12 
 
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يَزِيدَ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ جَبِيرَةَ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ الْحُصَيْنِ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنْ يُصَلَّى فِي سَبْعِ مَوَاطِنَ فِي الْمَزْبَلَةِ وَالْمَجْزَرَةِ وَالْمَقْبَرَةِ وَقَارِعَةِ الطَّرِيقِ وَالْحَمَّامِ وَمَعَاطِنِ الإِبِلِ وَفَوْقَ الْكَعْبَةِ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prohibited prayer from being performed in seven places : The garbage dump, the slaughtering area, the (unbelievers) graveyard, the commonly used road, the bathroom, in the area that camels rest and above the Ka'bah.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 13
 
 
It was narrated from 'Umar bin Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, there are seven places where it is not permissible to perform the prayer : The top of the House of Allah; (unbelievers') graveyards; garbage dumps; slaughterhouses; bathrooms; the area where camels rest and (on) the main road.
 
 

CHAPTER (5)

باب مَا يُكْرَهُ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ

What is disliked in the Mosques
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ سَعِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ الْحِمْصِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حِمْيَرَ، حَدَّثَنَا زَيْدُ بْنُ جَبِيرَةَ الأَنْصَارِيُّ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ الْحُصَيْنِ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ قَالَ ‏ "‏ خِصَالٌ لاَ تَنْبَغِي فِي الْمَسْجِدِ لاَ يُتَّخَذُ طَرِيقًا وَلاَ يُشْهَرُ فِيهِ سِلاَحٌ وَلاَ يُنْبَضُ فِيهِ بِقَوْسٍ وَلاَ يُنْشَرُ فِيهِ نَبْلٌ وَلاَ يُمَرُّ فِيهِ بِلَحْمٍ نِيءٍ وَلاَ يُضْرَبُ فِيهِ حَدٌّ وَلاَ يُقْتَصُّ فِيهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ وَلاَ يُتَّخَذُ سُوقًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, there are things which are not befitting for the mosque, like, it should not be taken as a thoroughfare; weapons should not be unsheathed in it; bows should not be drawn nor arrows shot in it; no one should pass through it carrying raw meat; no prescribed punishment or retaliatory punishment should be carried out in it; and it should not be used as a marketplace.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 15

 
It was narrated from 'Amr bin Shu'aib from his father that his grandfather said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) forbade buying and selling in the mosque, and reciting (unlawful) poetry in the mosque.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 16
 
 
It was narrated from Wathilah bin Asqa (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Keep your infants, your insane and your evil ones away from your mosques. Avoid engaging in transactions and disputes, raising your voices, carrying out your prescribed punishments and unsheathing your swords therein. Make places for purification at their gates, and perfume them with incense on Fridays.'
 
 

CHAPTER (6)

باب النَّوْمِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Sleeping in the Mosques
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ نُمَيْرٍ، أَنْبَأَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عُمَرَ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ كُنَّا نَنَامُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, they used to sleep in the mosque at the time of the Apostle of Allah  (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 18
 
 
Ya'ish bin Qais bin Tikhfah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated from his father, who was one of the people of Suffah, said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said to us : 'Come with me.' So we went to the house of  Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) where we ate and drank. Then the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said to us : 'If you want, you can sleep here, or if you want you can go out to the mosque.' We said : 'We will go out to the mosque.'
 
 

CHAPTER (7)

باب أَىُّ مَسْجِدٍ وُضِعَ أَوَّلُ

Which was the Mosque built first
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مَيْمُونٍ الرَّقِّيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عُبَيْدٍ، ح وَحَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ الْغِفَارِيِّ، قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَىُّ مَسْجِدٍ وُضِعَ أَوَّلُ قَالَ ‏"‏ الْمَسْجِدُ الْحَرَامُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ قُلْتُ ثُمَّ أَىٌّ قَالَ ‏"‏ ثُمَّ الْمَسْجِدُ الأَقْصَى ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قُلْتُ كَمْ بَيْنَهُمَا قَالَ ‏"‏ أَرْبَعُونَ عَامًا ثُمَّ الأَرْضُ لَكَ مُصَلًّى فَصَلِّ حَيْثُ مَا أَدْرَكَتْكَ الصَّلاَةُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said  'O Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)! Which mosque was built first?' He said : 'Al-Masjid Al-Haram (in Makkah).' I said : 'Then which?' He said: 'then Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem).' I said : 'How many years between them?' He said: 'Forty years, but the whole earth is a mosque for you, so pray wherever you are when the time for prayer comes.'
 
 

CHAPTER (8)

باب الْمَسَاجِدِ فِي الدُّورِ

Mosques in houses
 
 
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَرْوَانَ، مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عُثْمَانَ حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ مَحْمُودِ بْنِ الرَّبِيعِ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، - وَكَانَ قَدْ عَقَلَ مَجَّةً مَجَّهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ مِنْ دَلْوٍ فِي بِئْرٍ لَهُمْ - عَنْ عِتْبَانَ بْنِ مَالِكٍ السَّالِمِيِّ - وَكَانَ إِمَامَ قَوْمِهِ بَنِي سَالِمٍ وَكَانَ شَهِدَ بَدْرًا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ - قَالَ جِئْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنِّي قَدْ أَنْكَرْتُ مِنْ بَصَرِي وَإِنَّ السَّيْلَ يَأْتِينِي فَيَحُولُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ مَسْجِدِ قَوْمِي وَيَشُقُّ عَلَىَّ اجْتِيَازُهُ فَإِنْ رَأَيْتَ أَنْ تَأْتِيَنِي فَتُصَلِّيَ فِي بَيْتِي مَكَانًا أَتَّخِذُهُ مُصَلًّى فَافْعَلْ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ أَفْعَلُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَغَدَا عَلَىَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ بَعْدَ مَا اشْتَدَّ النَّهَارُ وَاسْتَأْذَنَ فَأَذِنْتُ لَهُ وَلَمْ يَجْلِسْ حَتَّى قَالَ ‏"‏ أَيْنَ تُحِبُّ أَنْ أُصَلِّيَ لَكَ مِنْ بَيْتِكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَأَشَرْتُ لَهُ إِلَى الْمَكَانِ الَّذِي أُحِبُّ أَنْ أُصَلِّيَ فِيهِ فَقَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ وَصَفَفْنَا خَلْفَهُ فَصَلَّى بِنَا رَكْعَتَيْنِ ثُمَّ احْتَبَسْتُهُ عَلَى خَزِيرَةٍ تُصْنَعُ لَهُمْ ‏.‏
 
Mahmud bin Rabi' Al-Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) who remembered that the Messenger of Allah spat a mouthful of water from a bucket into a well that belonged to them, narrated that : 'Itban bin Malik As-Salimi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) who was the chief of his people Banu Salim and had participated in (the battle of) Badr with the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'I came to the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and said : 'O Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), my sight is failing and the flood comes and prevents me from reaching the mosque of my people, and it is too hard for me to cross the water. Do you think you could come and perform prayer in my house in a place which I can then take as a place of prayer?' He said : 'I will do that.' The following day, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Abu Bakr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) came, when the heat of the day had grown intense. He asked permission to enter, and I gave him permission. He did not sit down until he said : 'Where would you like me to perform prayer for you in your house?' I showed him the place where I wanted him to pray, so the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) stood and we lined up behind him, and he led us in praying two Rak'a. Then I asked him to stay and eat some Khazirah that had been prepared for them.'
 
 
 Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 21
 
حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ الْفَضْلِ الْمُقْرِي، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ عَاصِمٍ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ أَرْسَلَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنْ تَعَالَ فَخُطَّ لِي مَسْجِدًا فِي دَارِي أُصَلِّي فِيهِ وَذَلِكَ بَعْدَ مَا عَمِيَ فَجَاءَ فَفَعَلَ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that a man among the Ansar sent word to the Apostle of Allah  requesting him to designate a place in his house where he can pray.  It was after he had become blind. So he (the Prophet ﷺ) went and did that.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 22
 
 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said one of his paternal uncles made some food for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and said to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) : 'I would like you to eat and perform prayer in my house.' So he went to him, and in his house there was one of these Fahl. He ordered that a corner be swept and water sprinkled in it, then he performed prayer and we prayed with him.'  Abu 'Abdullah bin Majah said,  Fahl is a mat that has become black (through use).
 
 

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باب تَطْهِيرِ الْمَسَاجِدِ وَتَطْيِيبِهَا

Purifying and perfuming the mosque
 
  Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 23
 
حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ عَمَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ أَبِي الْجَوْنِ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ الْمَدَنِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا مُسْلِمُ بْنُ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ مَنْ أَخْرَجَ أَذًى مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever removes something harmful from the mosque, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 24

 
It was narrated from  Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)  commanded that mosque be built in (Ad-Dur) villages, and that they be purified and perfumed.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 25
 
 
It was narrated from  Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) commanded that places of prayer be established in villages, and that they be purified and perfumed.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 26
 
 
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the first person who put lamps in the mosque was Tamim Ad-Dari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).
 
 

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باب كَرَاهِيَةِ النُّخَامَةِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Repugnance of spiting in the Mosque
 
  Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 27
 
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عُثْمَانَ الْعُثْمَانِيُّ أَبُو مَرْوَانَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ حُمَيْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، وَأَبِي، سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ أَنَّهُمَا أَخْبَرَاهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ رَأَى نُخَامَةً فِي جِدَارِ الْمَسْجِدِ فَتَنَاوَلَ حَصَاةً فَحَكَّهَا ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏ "‏ إِذَا تَنَخَّمَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلاَ يَتَنَخَّمَنَّ قِبَلَ وَجْهِهِ وَلاَ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ وَلْيَبْزُقْ عَنْ شِمَالِهِ أَوْ تَحْتَ قَدَمِهِ الْيُسْرَى ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It is narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some sputum on the wall of the mosque. He picked up a stone and scraped it off, then he said, 'If anyone of you needs to spit, he should not spit in front of him or to his right;  let him spit to his left or under his left foot.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 28

 
It was narrated from Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some sputum in the prayer direction of the mosque and he became so angry that his face turned red.  Then a woman from among the Ansar came and scraped it off, and put some Khaluq (perfume) on that spot. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: "How good this is."
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 29

 
It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some sputum in the prayer direction of the mosque, when he was praying in front of the people. He scratched it off, then when the prayer was over, he said : 'When anyone of you is performing prayer, Allah is before him, so none of you should spit toward the front while praying.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 30

 
It was narrated from  Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) scratched some spittle from the prayer direction of the mosque.
 
 

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باب النَّهْىِ عَنْ إِنْشَادِ الضَّوَالِّ، فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Prohibition of making lost and found announcements in the mosque
 
 Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 31
 
حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ أَبِي سِنَانٍ، سَعِيدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ بْنِ مَرْثَدٍ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ صَلَّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى الْجَمَلِ الأَحْمَرِ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ لاَ وَجَدْتَهُ إِنَّمَا بُنِيَتِ الْمَسَاجِدُ لِمَا بُنِيَتْ لَهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Sulaiman bin Burdah that his father said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) performed prayer, then a man said : 'Who was looking for the red camel?' The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'May you not find it! The mosques were built for that for which they were built.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 32

 
It was narrated from 'Amr bin Shu'aib from his father, from his grandfather that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) forbade making lost-and-found announcements in the mosque.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 33
 
 
It was narrated from Abu 'Abdullah, the freed slave of Shaddad bin Had that he heard Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say : 'I heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say : 'Whoever hears a man making a lost-and-found announcement in the mosque, let him say : 'May Allah not return it to you!'  For the mosques were not built for that.'
 
 

CHAPTER (12)

باب الصَّلاَةِ فِي أَعْطَانِ الإِبِلِ وَمُرَاحِ الْغَنَمِ

Prayer in camels and sheep resting places
 
 Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 34
 
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ هَارُونَ، ح وَحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بِشْرٍ، بَكْرُ بْنُ خَلَفٍ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ زُرَيْعٍ، قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ حَسَّانَ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ إِنْ لَمْ تَجِدُوا إِلاَّ مَرَابِضَ الْغَنَمِ وَأَعْطَانَ الإِبِلِ فَصَلُّوا فِي مَرَابِضِ الْغَنَمِ وَلاَ تُصَلُّوا فِي أَعْطَانِ الإِبِلِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'If you cannot find a place anywhere (for prayer) except sheep's resting places and camels' resting-places, then perform prayer in the sheep's resting places and do not perform prayer in the camels' resting places.
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 35

 
It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal Al-Muzani (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Perform prayer in the sheep's resting places and do not perform prayer in the camels' resting places, for they were created from the devils.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 36

 
Abdul Malik bin Rabi' bin Sabrah bin Ma'bad Al-Juhani narrated that his father told him, from his father that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Do not perform prayer in the camels' resting places, and perform prayer in the sheep's resting places.'
 
 

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باب الدُّعَاءِ عِنْدَ دُخُولِ الْمَسْجِدِ 

Supplication while entering the Mosque
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 37

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَأَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ عَنْ لَيْثٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ أُمِّهِ، عَنْ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ، ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ إِذَا دَخَلَ الْمَسْجِدَ يَقُولُ ‏"‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَإِذَا خَرَجَ قَالَ ‏"‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ فَضْلِكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Fatima (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) the daughter of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Whenever the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) entered the mosque he would say -بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي  أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ ‏  [ In the Name of Allah, and peace be upon the Apostle  of Allah. O Allah, forgive me my sins and open to me the gates of Your mercy]. When he left he would say - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ فَضْلِكَ [ In the Name of Allah, and peace be upon the Apostle of Allah. O Allah, forgive me my sins and open to me the gates of Your bounty].
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 38
 
 
It was narrated that Abu Humaid As-Sa'idi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When anyone of you enters the mosque, let him send peace upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), then let him say - اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ [ O Allah, open to me the gates of Your mercy]. And when he leaves, let him say - اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ [O Allah, I ask of you from Your bounty].
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 39

 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah said : 'When anyone of enters the mosque, let him send peace upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), then let him say - اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ [O Allah, open to me the gates of Your mercy].  And when he leaves, let him send peace upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and say -  اللَّهُمَّ اعْصِمْنِي مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ [O Allah, protect me from the accursed Shaitan].
 
 

CHAPTER (14)

باب الْمَشْىِ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ ‏  

Walking (to the mosque) for prayer
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 40

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ إِذَا تَوَضَّأَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَأَحْسَنَ الْوُضُوءَ ثُمَّ أَتَى الْمَسْجِدَ لاَ يَنْهَزُهُ إِلاَّ الصَّلاَةُ لاَ يُرِيدُ إِلاَّ الصَّلاَةَ لَمْ يَخْطُ خَطْوَةً إِلاَّ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ بِهَا دَرَجَةً وَحَطَّ عَنْهُ بِهَا خَطِيئَةً حَتَّى يَدْخُلَ الْمَسْجِدَ فَإِذَا دَخَلَ الْمَسْجِدَ كَانَ فِي صَلاَةٍ مَا كَانَتِ الصَّلاَةُ تَحْبِسُهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When one of you performs ablution and does it well, then he comes to the mosque with no other motive but prayer and not seeking anything other than the prayer, he does not take one step but Allah raises him in status one degree thereby, and takes away one of his sins, until he enters the mosque. When he enters the mosque he is in a state of prayer so long as he is waiting for the prayer.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 41

 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When the Iqama is called for the prayer, do not come running. Come walking with tranquility. Whatever you catch up with, pray, and whatever you miss, complete it.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 42

 
It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that he heard the Apostle of Allah say : 'Shall I not tell you of something by means of which Allah expiates for sins and increases good deeds?' They said : 'Yes, O Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).' He said : 'Performing ablution properly despite difficulties, increasing the number of steps one takes towards the mosque and waiting for the next prayer after prayer.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 43
 
 
It was narrated that 'Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : 'Whoever would like to meet Allah tomorrow (on the Day of Judgment) as a Muslim, let him preserve these five (daily) prayer when the call for them is given, for they are part of the ways of guidance, and Allah prescribed the ways of guidance to your Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). By Allah, if each of you prays in his house, you will have abandoned the Sunnah of your Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), and if you abandon the Sunnah of your Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) you will go astray. I remember when no one stayed behind from the prayer except a hypocrite who was known for his hypocrisy. I have a man coming supported by two others, until he joined the row. There is no man who purifies himself and does it well, and comes to the mosque and prays there, but for every step that he takes, Allah raises him in status one degree thereby, and takes away one of his sins.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 44
 
 
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever leaves his house for the prayer and says : اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ السَّائِلِينَ عَلَيْكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مَمْشَاىَ هَذَا فَإِنِّي لَمْ أَخْرُجْ أَشَرًا وَلاَ بَطَرًا وَلاَ رِيَاءً وَلاَ سُمْعَةً وَخَرَجْتُ اتِّقَاءَ سُخْطِكَ وَابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِكَ فَأَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُعِيذَنِي مِنَ النَّارِ وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي إِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ  [O Allah, I ask You by the right that those who ask of You have over You, and I ask by virtue of this walking of mine, for I am not going out because of pride or vanity, or to show off or make a reputation, rather I am going out because I fear Your wrath and seek Your approval. So I ask You to protect me from the Fire and to forgive me my sins, for no one can forgive sins except You], Allah will turn His Face towards him and seventy thousand angels will pray for his forgiveness.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 45

 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Those who walk to the mosque in the dark are those who are diving into the mercy of Allah.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 46

 
It was narrated that Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa'idi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Give glad tidings, to those who walk to the mosques in the dark, of perfect light on the Day of Resurrection.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 47

 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Give glad tidings to those who walk to the mosques in the dark, of perfect light on the Day of Resurrection.'
 
 

CHAPTER (15)

باب الأَبْعَدُ فَالأَبْعَدُ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا‏  

The greater the distance from the Mosque, the greater is the reward (for walking)
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 48

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي ذِئْبٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ الأَبْعَدُ فَالأَبْعَدُ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The greater the distance from the mosque, the greater the reward.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 49

 
It was narrated that Ubayy bin Ka'b (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : 'There was a man among the Ansar whose house was the furthest house in Madinah, yet he never missed prayer with the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). I felt sorry for him and said : 'O so-and-so, why do you not buy a donkey to spare yourself the heat of the scorching sand, to carry over the stony ground, and to keep you away from the vermin on the ground?'  He said : 'By Allah! I do not want to live so close to Muhammed (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).' This troubled me until I came to the house of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and mentioned that to him. He called (the man) and asked him, and he said something similar, and said that he was hoping for the reward for his steps. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, 'You will have that (reward) that you sought.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 50

 
It was narrated that Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "Banu Salimah wanted to move from their homes to somewhere near the mosque, but the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) did not want the outskirts of Madinah to be left vacant, so he said : 'O Banu Salimah, do you not hope for the reward of your footsteps?' So they stayed (where they were).'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 51

 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the houses of the Ansar were far from the mosque and they wanted to move closer. Then the following Verse was revealed -  وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوا وَآثَارَهُمْ [ We record that which they send before (them), and their traces]. (Ya Sin -12). He said : So they remained (where they were)'.
 
 

CHAPTER (16)

باب فَضْلِ الصَّلاَةِ فِي جَمَاعَةٍ ‏  

The virtue of praying in congregation
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 52
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ صَلاَةُ الرَّجُلِ فِي جَمَاعَةٍ تَزِيدُ عَلَى صَلاَتِهِ فِي بَيْتِهِ وَصَلاَتِهِ فِي سُوقِهِ بِضْعًا وَعِشْرِينَ دَرَجَةً ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'A man's prayer in congregation is twenty some levels higher than his prayer in his house or in the marketplace.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 53

 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The prayer in congregation is twenty-five times more virtuous than the prayer of anyone of you on his own.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 54

 
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'the prayer of a man in congregation is twenty-five levels higher than his prayer in his home.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 55

 
It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The prayer of a man in congregation is twenty seven levels more virtuous than a man's prayer on his own.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 56

 
It was narrated that Ubayy bin Ka'b (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The prayer of a man in congregation is higher than his prayer on his own by twenty-four or twenty-five levels.'
 
 

CHAPTER (17)

باب التَّغْلِيظِ فِي التَّخَلُّفِ عَنِ الْجَمَاعَةِ‏  

Severe warning against missing prayer in congregation
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 57

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ لَقَدْ هَمَمْتُ أَنْ آمُرَ بِالصَّلاَةِ فَتُقَامَ ثُمَّ آمُرَ رَجُلاً فَيُصَلِّيَ بِالنَّاسِ ثُمَّ أَنْطَلِقَ بِرِجَالٍ مَعَهُمْ حُزَمٌ مِنْ حَطَبٍ إِلَى قَوْمٍ لاَ يَشْهَدُونَ الصَّلاَةَ فَأُحَرِّقَ عَلَيْهِمْ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِالنَّارِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'I was thinking of commanding that the call to prayer be given, then I would tell a man to lead the people in prayer, then I would go out with some other men carrying bundles of wood, and go to people who do not attend the prayer, and burn their houses down around them.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 58

 
It was narrated that Ibn Umm Maktum (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, he told the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)  he was an old man and blind; my house is far away, and I have no one to lead me. Is there any concession (for me not to have to attend the prayer in the mosque)?' He said : 'Can you hear the call?'  I said : 'Yes.' He said: 'Then I do not find any concession for you.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 59
 
 
It was narrated from Ibn 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever hears the call and does not come, his prayer is not valid, except for those who have an excuse.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 60

 
Ibn 'Abbas and Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that they heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say on the pulpit : 'People should desist from failing to attend the congregations, otherwise Allah will seal their hearts, and they will be among the negligent.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 61

 
It was narrated that Usamah bin Zaid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Let men desist from failing to attend the congregation, otherwise I will burn their houses down.'
 
 

CHAPTER (18)

باب صَلاَةِ الْعِشَاءِ وَالْفَجْرِ فِي جَمَاعَةٍ‏  

Praying Isha and Fajr in congregation
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 62

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا الأَوْزَاعِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ، حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنِي عِيسَى بْنُ طَلْحَةَ، حَدَّثَتْنِي عَائِشَةُ، قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ النَّاسُ مَا فِي صَلاَةِ الْعِشَاءِ وَصَلاَةِ الْفَجْرِ لأَتَوْهُمَا وَلَوْ حَبْوًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'If the people knew what (reward) there is in the Isha and Fajr prayer, they would come even if they had to crawl.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 63
 
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The most burdensome prayers for the hypocrites are the 'Isha' and Fajr. If only they knew what (reward) there is in them, they would come to them even if they had to crawl.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 64

 
It was narrated from 'Umar bin Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to say : "Whoever performs prayer in congregation at the mosque for forty nights, never missing the first Rak'a of the 'Isha' prayer, Allah will thereby decree for him salvation from the Fire.'
 
 

CHAPTER (19)

باب لُزُومِ الْمَسَاجِدِ وَانْتِظَارِ الصَّلاَةِ ‏  

Staying in the Mosque and waiting for prayer
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 65

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ إِنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ إِذَا دَخَلَ الْمَسْجِدَ كَانَ فِي صَلاَةٍ مَا كَانَتِ الصَّلاَةُ تَحْبِسُهُ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى أَحَدِكُمْ مَادَامَ فِي مَجْلِسِهِ الَّذِي صَلَّى فِيهِ يَقُولُونَ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْهُ اللَّهُمَّ تُبْ عَلَيْهِ مَا لَمْ يُحْدِثْ فِيهِ مَا لَمْ يُؤْذِ فِيهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When one of you enters the mosque, he is in a state of prayer, so long as the prayer keeps him there, and the angels will send prayer upon anyone of you so long as he remains in the place where he prayed, saying -  اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْهُ اللَّهُمَّ تُبْ عَلَيْهِ [O Allah, forgive him; O Allah, have mercy on him; O Allah, accept his repentance],  so long as he does not commit Hadath nor disturb anyone.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 66

 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'A Muslim does not regularly attend the mosques to perform prayer and remember Allah, but Allah feels happy with him just as the family of one who is absent feels happy when he comes back to them.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 67

 
It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin 'Amr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, they prayed Maghrib  with the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), then those who went back went back, and those who stayed, stayed. Then the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came back in a hurry, out of breath, with his garment pulled up to his knees, and said : 'Be of good cheer, for your Lord has opened one of the gates of heaven and is boasting of you before the angels, saying : 'Look at My slaves; they have fulfilled one obligatory duty and are awaiting another.'
 
 
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 4, Hadith # 68

 
It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'If you see a man frequenting the mosques, then bear witness to his faith. Allah says - إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ  [The mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day]. (At-Taubah - 18).