Hadith on Prayer: People would race to prayer if they knew

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If people knew the virtues in the call to prayer and the first row of prayer and that they could not get it but by drawing lots, they would surely draw lots. If they knew the virtue in joining prayer at the beginning of its time, they would race to it. If they knew the virtue in prayer at evening and at dawn, they would surely come even if they had to crawl.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 590, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 437

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ النَّاسُ مَا فِي النِّدَاءِ وَالصَّفِّ الْأَوَّلِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَجِدُوا إِلَّا أَنْ يَسْتَهِمُوا عَلَيْهِ لَاسْتَهَمُوا وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا فِي التَّهْجِيرِ لَاسْتَبَقُوا إِلَيْهِ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا فِي الْعَتَمَةِ وَالصُّبْحِ لَأَتَوْهُمَا وَلَوْ حَبْوًا

590 صحيح البخاري كتاب الأذان باب الاستهام في الأذان

437 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصلاة باب تسوية الصفوف وإقامتها وفضل الأول فالأول منها والازدحام على الصف الأول