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Virtues of salah in congregation

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I hear people saying

1. Salah in congregation in the Masjid earns  25-27  times more reward,

2. There is a narration in ibn Majah saying it’s 500 times.

Which, one is more authentic?


The first one is authentic, and is recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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