Great Reward Of Pronouncing Adhaan And Congregational Salaat

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


Superiority of taking many steps in order to reach the Masjid

350. Narrated Abu Musa (radhi Allaahu anhu):-

The Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

The people who get tremendous reward for As-Salat (the prayer) are those who are farthest away (from the mosque), and then those who are next farthest and so on. Similarly one who waits to offer Salat with the Imam has greater reward than one who offers Salat and goes to bed

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith No.623, Vol.1]

Source :
The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 50 – Superiority of taking many steps ( i.e. coming from a far place) in order to reach the mosque.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan