20 Virtues of Prayer at Masjid Makkah and Madinah 1188 to 1197

Narrated Quza’a:

I heard Abu Said saying four words. He said, “I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) (saying the following narrative).” He had participated in twelve holy battles with the Prophet.

Sahih al-Bukhari 1188

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem).”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1189

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “One prayer in my Mosque is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting Al-Masjid-AI-Haram.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1190

Narrated Nafi`:

Ibn `Umar never offered the Duha prayer except on two occasions: (1) Whenever he reached Mecca; and he always used to reach Mecca in the forenoon. He would perform Tawaf round the Ka`ba and then offer two rak`at at the rear of Maqam Ibrahim. (2) Whenever he visited Quba, for he used to visit it every Saturday. When he entered the Mosque, he disliked to leave it without offering a prayer. Ibn `Umar narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to visit the Mosque of Quba (sometime) walking and (sometime) riding. And he (i.e. Ibn `Umar) used to say, “I do only what my companions used to do and I don’t forbid anybody to pray at any time during the day or night except that one should not intend to pray at sunrise or sunset.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1191, 1192

Narrated `Abdullah bin Dinar:

Ibn `Umar said, “The Prophet (ﷺ) used to go to the Mosque of Quba every Saturday (sometimes) walking and (sometimes) riding.” `Abdullah (Ibn `Umar) used to do the same.

Sahih al-Bukhari 1193

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

The Prophet (ﷺ) used to go to the Mosque of Quba (sometimes) walking and sometimes riding. Added Nafi` (in another narration), “He then would offer two rak`at (in the Mosque of Quba).”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1194

Narrated `Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mazini:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Between my house and the pulpit there is a garden of the gardens of Paradise.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1195

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Between my house and my pulpit there is a garden of the gardens of Paradise, and my pulpit is on my fountain tank (i.e. Al-Kauthar).”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1196

Narrated Qaza’a Maula:

(freed slave of) Ziyad: I heard Abu Sa`id Al-khudri narrating four things from the Prophet (ﷺ) and I appreciated them very much. He said, conveying the words of the Prophet. (1) “A woman should not go on a two day journey except with her husband or a Dhi-Mahram. (2) No fasting is permissible on two days: `Id-ul-Fitr and `Id-ul-Adha. (3) No prayer after two prayers, i.e. after the Fajr prayer till the sunrises and after the `Asr prayer till the sun sets. (4) Do not prepare yourself for a journey except to three Mosques, i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Aqsa (Jerusalem) and my Mosque.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1197