Muslims should go to the mosque day and night and should love being there. `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud said: “No one should miss the Prayer at the mosque except those who are ill and the hypocrites.” He also added that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us the means to guidance and one of these means is praying in the mosque.
Sheikh Sayyed Sabiq states in his well-known book Fiqh Us-Sunnah: It is preferred for one to walk to the mosque with calmness and dignity and not be in a hurry. This is because the person is considered to be in prayer when he is going to perform the Prayer (and also while he is waiting for it). Abu Qatadah says: “We were praying with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) when we heard the clamoring of some men. When they had prayed, the Prophet inquired: “What was the matter with you?” They answered: “We were hurrying for the Prayer.” He said: “Do not do that… when you come to the Prayer come in peace and calmness, and pray what you can with the congregation and complete what you have missed.”” (Bukhari and Muslim) Abu Hurayrah narrates that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “When you hear the Iqamah, proceed to the prayer with calmness and dignity and do not rush. Pray what you can (with the congregation) and complete what you miss.”(Reported by the group except At-Tirmidhi).