Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)
The unique merit of the Masjid of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) lies in the fact that he rendered personal help in its construction, led prayers in it for years and called it his own Masjid. He has said, “A prayer offered in ‘my Masjid’ carries a thousand fold greater rewards than a prayer offered elsewhere, except in Masjid-e-Haram (the Masjid around the Ka’aba).
According to Hazrat Anas (Radiyaliahu Anhu), Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Masjid without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the Fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy.” (Musnad-e-Ahmed)
Again he has said, “The space between my living quarters and my pulpit consists of a garden from the Gardens of Parasdise, and my pulpit is situated at the fountain of Al-Kausar (in Paradise).” (Muslim Sharif, Bukhari Sharif)
While entering Masjid-e-Nabvi, think of the great opportunity, repent for the sins and decide to lead life on the foot steps of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Walk slowly and humbly. Enter the Haram Sharif from Babe-Jibreel Bab-as-Salaam. Step right foot in first and recite:
BIS-MIL-LAA-HI WAS-SA-LAA-TU WAS-SA-LAA-MU A-LAA RA-SOO-LIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HUM-MAG-FIR-LEE ZU-NOO-BEE WAF-TAH-LEE AB-WAA-BA RAH-MA-TI-KA WAD-KHIL-NEE FEE-HAA YAA AR-HA-MAR-RAA-HI-MEEN
In the name of Allah Peace and Blessing upon Messenger of Allah O my Lord Allah forgive my sins and open for me the doors of Thy Mercy and get me entered there in, O the Most Merciful of the Merciful.
Offer two raka’at of Tahayyatul Masjid in Riyazul-Jannah [Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) has called this place a piece of Paradise], the place between the niche and the house of Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).
Now come the Mawajeh Sharif, a placewhere you stand face to face with Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alahi Wasallam). Think of your sinful life and Allah’s favour to you to call you to Madina Munawwara fo which millions of people desire, and say:
O our beloved guide, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon you, we have committedsins. We have turned towards you. Pray to Allah in our favour for our betterment in this world and Hereafter. May Allah grant us your intercession on the Day of Resurrection, Aameen.
Stand humbly in front of Mawajeh Sharif neither too close nor too far. Cast your eyes down and recite Darood Sharif and Salaam seventy times in a slow, respectful, soft voice.
After offering Salaam to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam), move a meter to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allahu Anhu), the first Caliph, who lies asleep next to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).
Then move a meter more to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu), the second Caliph.