It is reported that ʿAlī [b. Abī Ṭālib] – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
The masājid are the sittings of the Prophets, and a protection from Shayṭān.
Al-Ḵaṭīb, Al-Jāmiʿ li-ʾAḵlāq Al-Rāwī #1200.
It is reported that Abū ʾIdrīs Al-Ḵawlānī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:
The masājid are the sittings of the noble.
Op. cit. #1201.
It is reported that ʿUmar b. ʿAbd Al-ʿAzīz – Allāh have mercy on him – wrote in his instructions:
Tell the people of knowledge to spread knowledge in the masājid; for the Sunnah had been deadened.
Op. cit. #1202.