Should he pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid or listen to the Adhaan?

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I entered the mosque and the adhaan was being given for the prayer. Should I pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid or wait until the adhaan finishes?
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Praise be to Allaah.

It is better to respond to the adhaan first, then pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid, so as to combine two virtuous deeds. But the issue is flexible.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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