Hadith on Jerusalem: Pray in Masjid al-Aqsa, or send gifts

Maymunah reported: She said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell us about the Sacred House in Jerusalem.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is the land of the gathering and the Resurrection. Go there and pray, for one prayer in it is like a thousand prayers elsewhere.” She said, “What if I cannot endure travel to there?” The Prophet said, “Let one send a gift of oil to light its lamps, for whoever does so is as if he has gone there.

Source: Sharḥ Mushkil al-Āthār 610

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ مَيْمُونَةَ عَنَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهَا سَأَلَتْهُ فَقَالَتْ أَفْتِنَا فِي بَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ فَقَالَ أَرْضُ الْمَحْشَرِ وَالْمَنْشَرِ وَائْتُوهُ فَصَلُّوا فِيهِ فَإِنَّ صَلَاةً فِيهِ كَأَلْفِ صَلَاةٍ فِي غَيْرِهِ قَالَتْ أَرَأَيْتَ إنْ لَمْ أَسْتَطِعْ أَنْ أَتَحَمَّلَ عَلَيْهِ قَالَ فَلْتُهْدِي لَهُ زَيْتًا يُسْرَجُ فِيهِ فَمَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ فَهُوَ كَمَنْ أَتَاهُ

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