Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.
There two men who argued in regards to which masjid was built on taqwaa from the first day. So, one man (from them) said: It is masjid Qubaa. The other said: It is the masjid of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Thereupon, the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
It is this masjid of mine.
[Sunan al-Nasaa'i Hadith No. 697]
al-Sindi said: This is nass in regards to the fact that the masjid mentioned in the Qur'aan is his (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) masjid and not the masjid of Qubaa as the scholars of tafsiir have thought.