251. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,
If the people knew (the reward for) pronouncing the Adhaan and for standing in the first row, [in congregational Salaat (prayer)] and found no other way to get that except by drawing lots, they would draw lots, and if they knew (the reward of) the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer, (in the early moments of its stated time) they would race for it (go early) and if they knew (the reward of) Ishaa (late-evening) and Fajr (morning) prayer in congregation, they would come to offer them if they had to crawl.
[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 589, Vol. 1]
Source : The Book Of As-Salaat (The Prayer) – Chapter 28 – Straightening of the rows [for the congregational Salaat (prayer)] and its Iqaama.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan