Excellence of Salah offered in the Prophet's Masjid

Q: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Salah in my Masjid is equal to a thousand Salahs in other Masjids" Is this Hadith applicable only to the old boundaries of the Masjid (mosque) erected during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or to the present boundaries as well?

A: The Prophet's Masjid was smaller than it is today, but it was expanded and enlarged by the Rightly-Guided Caliphs and the successors, and the ruling concerning this expansion is the same as the old boundaries. (Part No. 6; Page No. 226) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.