Is worshipping more acceptable in the Kaaba or Arafat?

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Is worshipping more acceptable in the Kaaba or Arafat?
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Every deed of worship is valuable where it is done. Therefore, the importance of prayer (dua) said in Arafat is different and the prayer performed in the Kaaba is different. Besides, there are narrations stating that prayers performed in the Kaaba are more virtuous than prayers performed in other mosques.

The Prophet (pbuh) praised Masjid al-Haram by saying, “A prayer performed in Masjid al-Aqsa is equal to one thousand prayer; a prayer performed in Masjid an-Nabawi is equal to ten thousand prayers; a prayer performed in the Kaaba is equal to one hundred thousand prayers.”

Hz. Abu Hurayra narrates: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,  

"Prayer in this mosque of mine is more virtuous." –In another narration- "A prayer in this mosque of mine is more virtuous than one thousand prayers in other mosques except Masjid al-Haram." [Bukhari, Fadlus-Salat 1; Muslim, Hajj 505, (1394); Muwatta, Qiblah 9, (1, 196); Tirmidhi, Salat 243, (325); Nasai, Masajid 7, (2, 35).]

In other hadiths that Ibn Hajar includes in the explanation, the superiority of the prayers performed in Masjid al-Haram and even in Masjid al-Aqsa is expressed by some numbers. The following is stated in a narration in Musnad:

"A prayer in this mosque of mine is more virtuous than one thousand prayers in other mosques except Masjid al-Haram. A prayer in Masjid al-Haram is more virtuous than one hundred prayers in this mosque of mine."

The following is stated in a narration of Bazzar:

"A prayer performed in Masjid al-Haram is equal to one hundred thousand prayers. A prayer performed in this mosque of mine is equal to one thousand prayers. A prayer performed in Bayt al-Maqdis is equal to five hundred prayers."

(Prof. Dr. İbrahim Canan, Kütüb-i Sitte)

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