Sunan An-Nasai, Chapter: The Book of the Masjids

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From: Sunan An-Nasai
Chapter No. 8, The Book of the Masjids
Hadith No: 691
Narrated/Authority of Ibrahim
"I used to recite Quran to my father on the road, and if I recited a verse in which a prostration was required, he would prostrate. I said: 'O my father, do you prostrate on the street?' He said: 'I heard Abu Dharr say: "I asked the Messenger of Allah (saw): 'Which Masjid was built first?' He said: 'Al-Masjid Al-Haram.'* I said: 'Then which?' He said: 'Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa.'** I said: 'How long was there between them?' He said: 'Forty years. And the earth is a Masjid (or a place of prostration) for you, so wherever you are when the time for prayer comes, pray.'" (Sahih) *In Makkah. **"Furthest Masjid, meaning the Masjid in Jerusalem.

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