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Reward for salah in Masjid Nabawi

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Does it appear in the Hadith that performing Salah in Masjidun Nabawi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is rewarded 50,000 times?

 

Answer

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘…and Salah in my Masjid is fifty thousand times better than in other Masjids…’

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1413 with a weak chain. Also see: Misbahuz Zujajah, Hadith: 504 and Targhib, vol.2 pg.215)

 

Note: Other authentic versions state the reward in Masjid Nabawi to be a thousand times better.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith:1190)

This will not be considered as a contradiction,

ولا مفهوم للعدد٫ فلذا لا يعتبر مخالفا

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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