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Visiting the three sacred sites in one trip

Fatwaa ID: 1779

ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
Mufti Sahib hope all is well. Wanted to ask you that can we go to masjid Aqsa directly or we have to visit the 3 mosque together as mentioned in the below hadees?
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“No journey should be made to visit mosques except for three: the Sacred Mosque [in Makkah], this mosque of mine [in Madeenah], and al-Aqsa Mosque [in al-Quds/Jerusalem]” [Bukhari and Muslim).

The reason I ask is few brothers quote this hadees or similar hadees to argue that one can not go to Masjid Aqsa directly unless they visit the Mecca snd Madina also. Please clarify
جزاكم الله خيرا وأحسن الجزاء في الدنيا والأخرة

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

That is not true. A person can visit Masjid al-Aqsa only in one trip. He does not have to visit the Haramayn (Masjid al-Haraam and Masjid an-Nabawi) in that same trip.

The Hadith quoted does not suggest or indicate towards the claim made. I am not aware of any other Hadith suggesting that as well.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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