Reward for praying in Congregation


We all know that salah is a pillar of Islam and on the Day of Judgement the account for the prayers will have to be rendered first. But what is said regarding the performance of salah at home as opposed to performing it at the mosque with the congregation?

The Divine instruction is, “And bow your head with those who bow (in worship)

(Surah Baqarah 43)


The Holy Prophet  has also stated: “It better to join another person and pray than to pray alone and it is more superior in the company of two men and the bigger the congregation the more liked it is by Allah.
(Abu Dawûd)

The Holy Prophet  says in another tradition: “He who attended the congregation for Isha prayer, he received the reward of half the nights worship and he who attended both Isha and Fajr prayer with the congregation he received the reward of the whole nights worship.

It was narrated from that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Prayer in congregation is twenty-five levels better than a prayer offered on one’s own.”
Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 839
In-book reference : Book 10, Hadith 63
English translation : Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 840

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The prayer in congregation is twenty seven times superior to the prayer offered by person alone.”

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 645
In-book reference : Book 10, Hadith 42
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 1, Book 11, Hadith 618
  (deprecated numbering scheme)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: