Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “the meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid“? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are two important things about “the meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
The Literal Meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid
The first important thing about “the meaning of the Tahiyatul Masjid” which I will explain now is its literal meaning. I want you to understand that before you read any more explanations in this article. In addition, if you already understand that, then you will easily understand the meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid in Islamic law.
Specifically, the sentence “Tahiyatul Masjid” is an Arabic sentence. The writing is الْمَسْجِدِ. If we examine the sentence, we will find two words: “Tahiyat (تَحِيَّةُ)” and “Masjid or al-Masjid (الْمَسْجِدِ)”.
Literally, the meaning of the word “Tahiyat (تَحِيَّةُ)” is respect. While the meaning of the word “Masjid or al-Masjid (الْمَسْجِدِ)” is a place of prostration. But what is meant by “Masjid or al-Masjid (الْمَسْجِدِ)” in this discussion is the mosque as we have understood it as a place of prayer.
So, literally, we can understand that the meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid (تَحِيَّةُ الْمَسْجِدِ) is respect the mosque.
That is a brief explanation of the literal meaning of Tahiyatul Masjid. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Tahiyatul Masjid in Islamic Law
The second important point about the “meaning of the Tahiyatul Masjid” which I will explain now is the Tahiyatul Masjid in Islamic law. I want you to understand that so that you can understand the change in the meaning of the sentence from its literal meaning to its meaning in Islamic law. In other words, I want you to have a complete understanding of it.
If we read some Islamic legal literacy about Tahiyatul Masjid, then we will find an explanation that Tahiyatul Masjid is one of the terms of sunnah prayer in Islam. Thus, we can call it the Tahiyatul Masjid prayer.
In Islam, the Tahiyatul Masjid prayer is a sunnah prayer performed in respect the mosque. So, it is one way to respect the mosque. As for some other ways to respect the mosque is to keep the mosque clean, praying in the mosque, reading the Quran, Salawat, Istighfar, Dhikr in the mosque, and so on.
The Tahiyatul Masjid prayer is a sunnah prayer that is performed when a Muslim enters the mosque. In other words, the Tahiyatul Masjid prayer can only be done in the mosque. In several previous articles I have explained some important things about it. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you read it, because in this article there are many things that you must understand.