Hadith on Salat: Duha prayer better than spoils of war

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched a company. They acquired spoils and rushed back to tell people about how close was their battle, how many their spoils, and how quickly they returned. The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you what is closer than a battle, more plentiful than spoils, and a swifter return? One who performs ablution, then goes to the mosque in the morning to glorify Allah in the forenoon. It is a closer battle, more plentiful spoils, and a swifter return.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6638

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِي قَالَ بَعَثَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَرِيَّةً فَغَنِمُوا وَأَسْرَعُوا الرَّجْعَةَ فَتَحَدَّثَ النَّاسُ بِقُرْبِ مَغْزَاهُمْ وَكَثْرَةِ غَنِيمَتِهِمْ وَسُرْعَةِ رَجْعَتِهِمْ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَلَا أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى أَقْرَبَ مِنْهُ مَغْزًى وَأَكْثَرَ غَنِيمَةً وَأَوْشَكَ رَجْعَةً مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ ثُمَّ غَدَا إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ لِسُبْحَةِ الضُّحَى فَهُوَ أَقْرَبُ مَغْزًى وَأَكْثَرُ غَنِيمَةً وَأَوْشَكُ رَجْعَةً

6638 مسند أحمد

668 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن صحيح في صحيح الترغيب