Could you please give me the full Hadith that says Allah Ta’ala is the host for those who come to the Masjid and it is incumbent on the host to honor the guest.
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Salman (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
Sayyiduna Salman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whomsoever makes wudu properly at home, then comes to the Masjid, then he is the guest of Allah and it is the duty of the host to honor his guest.”
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 6139, 6145)
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) states, ‘This narration is recorded in Tabarani with two chains, one of which is authentic [jayyid].’ ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has mentioned a similar grading.
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 214, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 31. Also see: Ad Durrul Manthur, Surah: Tawbah, Verse: 17-18, vol. 7 pg. 262)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala