When he enters the mosque, should he pray two Rak’ahs of Tahiyyat al-Masjid?

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When the imaam or a member of the congregation enters the mosque, should they pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid if they have already prayed Sunnat al-Fajr at home and then come to the mosque to pray Fajr?
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If the situation is as you describe, then when they enter the mosque it is prescribed for them to pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid before sitting down. The imaam may order that the Iqaamah be given for Fajr prayer, after which there is no need for Tahiyyat al-Masjid, because praying the fard (obligatory) prayer is sufficient and means that there is no longer any need to do Tahiyyat al-Masjid. The member of the congregation may also forego Tahiyyat al-Masjid if he enters the mosque when the Iqaamah is being given.

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