The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.


The Two Rakas on Entering Mosque

Topic/Issue:1921 - Hukum
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
majorityRecommended and not obligatory.Narration of Abu Qatadah implies recommendation.
For some of them, the rule is that the commands are to be construed to imply a recommendation, unless there is an evidence indicating an obligation

The majority, construed the command in this case to indicate a recommendation owing to the existence of a conflict between this tradition and the traditions, like the tradition of the desert dweller, (the traditions) that imply through their apparent, or explicit, meaning that the obligatory (daily) prayers are only five. The reason is that if the command here is construed to imply obligation it necessarily follows that the obligatory prayers become more than five.

In response to Zahirites, that its not an absolute command, they said that qualifying the command with respect to place is similar to qualifying it with respect to time
ZahiritesObligatoryNarration of Abu Qatadah implies obligation. The rule is to construct absolute commands as implying obligation, unless an evidence indicates a recommendation
In response to the objection that its not mentioned along with 5 obligatory prayers, they said that the obligation here is related to the entry into a mosque and is not an absolute command like that for the five obligatory prayer

In response to what the majority said that 'qualifying the command with respect to place is similar to qualifying it with respect to time' they replied that place is not one of the conditions of the validity of prayer, while time is a condition for the validity of the obligatory prayers
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 1541] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer,Supererogatory,Nawafil, Enter Mosque, Tayatul Masjid
Last Updated:2011-03-12

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