DRIVING A CAR OR RIDING A BIKE TO THE MASJID –

DRIVING A CAR OR RIDING A BIKE TO THE MASJID – SHAIKH ABDUL-MUHSIN AL-‘ABBAD

Question: Those who drive cars or ride bikes, do they enter into [the Hadith] about taking more steps to the Masaajid*?

Answer: “No doubt, whether he arrives on his feet or by car. This distance he travels, he will be rewarded for the steps”.

[Sharh Tirmidhi no. 13]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

* The Hadith in reference is the following:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏”‏ألا أدلكم على ما يمحو الله به الخطايا، ويرفع به الدرجات‏؟‏ ‏”‏ قالوا بلى يا رسول الله‏.‏ قال‏:‏ ‏‏إسباغ الوضوء على المكاره، وكثرة الخطا إلى المساجد، وانتظار الصلاة بعد الصلاة، فذلكم الرباط، فذلكم الرباط

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Shall I not tell you something by which Allah effaces the sins and elevates the ranks (in Jannah).” The Companions said: “Yes (please tell us), O Messenger of Allah.” He said, “Performing the Wudu’ properly in spite of difficult circumstances, walking with more paces to the mosque, and waiting for the next Salat (prayer) after a observing Salat; and that is Ar-Ribat, and that is Ar-Ribat.

[Reported by Muslim no. 251, Tirmidhi no. 51, and others]

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