On Not Having to Pray Tahayyatul-Masjid if You Intentionally Return to the Mosque After Having Left it Briefly

November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever leaves the mosque with the intention of going back to it shortly does not have to pray the two rak’ahs performed upon entering the mosque (tahayyatul-masjid) because he falls under the ruling of someone who is still in it. As for someone who left the mosque with the intention of departing and then it so occurred that he goes back to it then he must pray two rak’ahs when he does, that is why the Prophet ﷺ said, “… he has more right to his seat …,” about a person who gets up from his place and then goes back to it, and this is a proof that he is still regarded as being in the mosque in terms of the ruling that applies to him, even if he has left it physically.”

At-Ta’liq alaa al-Muntaqaa, vol. 4, p. 92.

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