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Tahiyyatul Masjid and Tahiyyatul Wudhu Masjid before Maghrib

Fatwaa ID: 375

Can we sunni perform tehtal wudu or tehtul masjid before maghreb salat.
I heard in a lecture a lady saying that prophet S.A.W used to perform two reka’at nafl before maghreb salaat and so at home we can perform tehtul wudu + 2 nafl before maghreb salaat .

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

According to the Hanafi legal school, it is reprehensible to delay the Maghrib Salaah. Once the time comes in, it should be performed immediately. Thus, if one is performing salaah individually, then he should not perform Tahiyyatul Wudhu or Tahiyyatul Masjid before the Maghrib Salaah. However, if he is in a masjid wherein time is given between the adhaan and the iqaamah for salaah, then instead of sitting idly, he should perform two rak’ahs. In this, he may combine the intentions of pre-Maghrib sunnah, Tahiyyatul Wudhu and Tahiyyatul Masjid, as applicable.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/20/1444 AH – 01/13/2023 CE | AML3-3142

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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