Excellence of Attachment to the Masjid
From Aboo Hurairah radiyallaahu ?anhu who said that I heard Allah’s Messenger, sallallahu ?alaihi wa sallam, say: “There are seven whom Allaah will shade in His shade on the Day when there is no shade except His shade. A just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, two men who love each other for Allaah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position, but he says: ‘I fear Allaah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allaah in private so his eyes shed tears.” [Reported by al-Bukhaaree (Eng. Trans. 1/356/no. 629), Muslim (Eng. Trans 2/493 no. 2248) and others]
From Aboo Hurairah radiyallaahu ?anhu, from the Prophet, sallallahu ?alaihi wa sallam, that he said: “A man does not frequent the mosques for the Prayer and the remembrance of Allaah except that Allaah, the Most High, greets him joyfully, just as the family of one who is absent greet him with joy when he returns to them.” [Reported by Ibn Abee Shaybah, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Khuzaimah and others and it is found in Saheehit-Targheeb (no. 315)]
From Aboo Dardaa radiyallaahu ?anhu, who said that I heard Allaah’s Messenger, sallallahu ?alaihi wa sallam say: “The mosque is the house of every pious person, and Allaah has granted comfort and mercy for everyone for whom the mosque is his house, and that they will traverse the bridge (as-Siraat) to Allah’s Pleasure and Paradise.” [Reported by at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer and al-Awsat and al-Bazzaar who declared it hasan, and it occurs in Saheehut-Targheeb (no. 328)]
From ?Abdullaah ibn ?Amr, radiyallaahu ?anhumaa, from Allaah’s Messenger, sallallahu ?alaihi wa sallam, that he said: “There are six sittings in which a person is guaranteed the safekeeping of Allaah, the Most High, as long as he is in one of them: In a congregational mosque; with a sick person; at a funeral; in his house; with a just ruler whom he supports and treats with respect; or at a place where people are fighting jihaad.” [Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Saheehut-Targheeb (no. 326) and is reported by at-Tabaraanee and al-Bazzaar.]
From Aboo Hurairah, radiyallaahu ?anhu, waho said: “Indeed there are those who are pillars for the mosques and there are angels who sit in their company. So if they are absent they ask after them, and if they are in need then they assist them.” [Saheeh as the asying of Aboo Hurairah radiyallaahu ?anhu, as occurs in Saheehut-Targheeb (no. 327), reported by al-Haakim.]
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