Reference for the Hadith that one will Recieve a Hoor for Cleaning the Masjid

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Fatwa ID: 03852

Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal



What is the reference for the common statement that if a person picks up litter from the masjid he receives a Hoor in Jannah?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



The correct statement has been made by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Cleaning the masjid is the mahr for the Hur Al-‘Ayn.”[1]

Abu Qurfusah  (may Allah be pleased with him) also said that he heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say, “Removing rubbish from the masjid is the mahr for the Hur Al-‘Ayn.”[2]

Allamah Ibn Al-Jawzi writes after quoting this hadith:

“This hadith is not authenticated from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in any way.”[3]                                                             

However, Mufti Tariq Ameer comments after an extensive discourse surrounding the hadith in general that using this hadith for purposes of virtue will be permissible.[4]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Imam Qurtubi, Al-Tadhkirah Fi Ahwal Al-Mawta Wa Umur Al-Akhirah (Dar Al-Arqam), 2:557.


[2] Ibid.


[3] Allamah Ibn Al-Jawzi, Al-Mawdoo’aat (Madinah: Maktabah Salafiyyah, 1968), 3:254.


[4] Mufti Tariq Ameer, Ghayr Mu’tabar Riwayat Ka Fanni Ja’izah (Karachi: Maktaba Umar Farooq), Page 378.


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