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.”
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.”
Allamah Ibn Al-Jawzi writes after quoting this hadith:
“This hadith is not authenticated from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in any way.”
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.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Imran Mughal
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham