72. Reward of offering Prayer in Masjid-e-Kufa

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِیسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ عَنْ أَبِی حَمْزَهَ عَنْ أَبِی بَصِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ یَقُولُ نِعْمَ الْمَسْجِدُ مَسْجِدُ الْکُوفَهِ صَلَّی فِیهِ أَلْفُ نَبِیٍّ وَ أَلْفُ وَصِیٍّ وَ مِنْهُ فارَ التَّنُّورُ وَ فِیهِ نُجِرَتِ السَّفِینَهُ مَیْمَنَتُهُ رِضْوَانُ اللَّهِ وَ وَسَطُهُ رَوْضَهٌ مِنْ رِیَاضِ الْجَنَّهِ وَ مَیْسَرَتُهُ مَکْرٌ. فَقُلْتُ لِأَبِی مَا الْمَعْنِیُّ بِقَوْلِهِ قَالَ یَعْنِی مَنَازِلَ الشَّیْطَانِ


1. Abu Baseer says that he heard Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) saying, “Masjid-e-Kufa is a real mosque for one thousand prophets and one thousand Wasis have offered Salaat in this mosque. During the time of Nuh (a.s.), water started coming out from this place and his Ark was built over here only. Its right side possesses the pleasure of Allah. Its middle has a garden of Paradise and its left has Makr.” He asked, “What do you mean by Makr?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It implies the buildings of Shaitaan.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ سَعِیدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع یَقُولُ الصَّلَاهُ فِی مَسْجِدِ الْکُوفَهِ فَرْداً أَفْضَلُ مِنْ سَبْعِینَ صَلَاهً فِی غَیْرِهِ جَمَاعَهً.


2. Muhammad bin Sinaan says that he heard Imam Reza (a.s.) say, “The reward of offering a prayer in Masjid-e-Kufa alone is better than the reward of offering seventy prayers in congregation in other mosques.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَاجِیلَوَیْهِ ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَمِّی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِی الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِیِّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: صَلَاهٌ فِی مَسْجِدِ الْکُوفَهِ تَعْدِلُ أَلْفَ صَلَاهٍ فِی غَیْرِهِ مِنَ الْمَسَاجِدِ.


3. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Ali b. Majluwayh (rah) who said it was narrated to me by my uncle Muhammad b. Abi al-Qasim from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Abdillah al-Barqi from his father from Muhammad b. Sinan from al-Muffadhal b. Umar from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “A single prayer of Masjid-e- Kufa is equal to one thousand prayers of other mosques.”