Hadith on Spoils: Remembrance in mosque better than booty

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched a company to Najd and they acquired many spoils and rushed back. A man who did not go with them said, “We have not seen a company return more swiftly and with better spoils than this one!” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you about a people with better spoils and a swifter return? People who attend the dawn prayer, then sit remembering Allah until the sun rises. These have a swifter return and better spoils.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3561

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الخَطَّابِ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعَثَ بَعْثًا قِبَلَ نَجْدٍ فَغَنِمُوا غَنَائِمَ كَثِيرَةً وَأَسْرَعُوا الرَّجْعَةَ فَقَالَ رَجَلٌ مِمَّنْ لَمْ يَخْرُجْ مَا رَأَيْنَا بَعْثًا أَسْرَعَ رَجْعَةً وَلاَ أَفْضَلَ غَنِيمَةً مِنْ هَذَا البَعْثِ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَلاَ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى قَوْمٍ أَفْضَلُ غَنِيمَةً وَأَسْرَعُ رَجْعَةً قَوْمٌ شَهِدُوا صَلاَةَ الصُّبْحِ ثُمَّ جَلَسُوا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ حَتَّى طَلَعَتِ الشَّمْسُ فَأُولَئِكَ أَسْرَعُ رَجْعَةً وَأَفْضَلُ غَنِيمَةً

3561 سنن الترمذي أبواب الدعوات

670 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترغيب