The Hadeeth: “Whoever prays the Fajr in congregation, then sits remembering Allaah until sunrise…”

Question 22: We offer the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer in a nearby Masjid (mosque). After performing Salaah, we, the youth, move to another Masjid where there is a session for memorizing the Qur’aan. The second Masjid is not far, rather the distance between the two Masjids is 5 minutes walking. By us moving, does this waste our chance of getting the reward of Hajj or complete `Umrah (the lesser Hajj) with the Messenger (peace be upon him). It is reported in the Hadeeth which says: “Whoever prays the Morning Prayer in congregation, then sits remembering Allaah until sunrise…” What is the meaning of ‘until it rises’ or ‘to rise as the length of a spear’? In other words, should we perform the two Rak`ahs at sunrise or should we wait until it rises as the length of a spear?

Answer: There is no wrong in moving from one Masjid to another after offering Salaah in order to attend a knowledge session… read more here.

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