Tahiyat ul masjid after asr.
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Is it allowed to pray Tahhiyat al masjid between salat ASR and MAGHRIB.
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Tahiyat ul masjid after asr
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Al-Muwatta Hadith 9.60
Yahya related from Malik, from Amir ibn Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr, from Amr ibn Sulaymaz-Zuraqi, from Abu Qatadaal-Ansari that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "Whenever you enter the masjid, you should pray two rakahs before you sit down."
Al-Muwatta Hadith 15.48
Yahya related from Malik from Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Habban from al Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade prayer after (the obligatory prayer of) Asr until the sun had set, and prayer after (the obligatory prayer of) Fajr until the sun had risen.
Your Question: Is it allowed to pray Tahhiyat al masjid between salat ASR and MAGHRIB.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to offer a two-rakah tahiyat-ul-masjid prayer whenever they enter the dedicated Houses of Allah Subhanah or Masjids, and intend to sit down.
But as quoted above the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to offer any nafl or sunnah prayers after the obligatory Asr and Fajr prayers.
Thus the absolute majority of the scholars and jurists are of the opinion that if one intends to enter a masjid after the obligatory Asr prayers, it would be best to abstain from offering the tahiyat ul-masjid before the declaration of the magrib adhaan.
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