When entering the masjid while the adhan is being called should I wait to perform the 2 rakahs sunnah salat for entering the mosque until the end of the adhan or perform it while the adhan is being called?
Praise be to
“It is preferable
for him to repeat after the muezzin, then make du’aa’ after that as
narrated (in the Sunnah), then pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid (two rak’ahs
to “greet the mosque”). But some of the scholars made an exception in
the case of one who enters the mosque when the muezzin is calling the
second adhaan on Friday. In this case he should pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid
so that he can then listen to the khutbah. Their basis for saying that
was that listening to the khutbah is obligatory (waajib) whereas repeating
after the muezzin is not obligatory, so observing that which is obligatory
takes prioirty over observing that which is not obligatory.”
al-Islam by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, p. 28)
scholars said that it is better to combine the two, by repeating after
the muezzin, because this is prescribed, then praying two short rak’ahs.
And Allaah knows best.