Is this Hadith reliable?
من توضأ كما أُمر وصلّى كما أُمر غُفر له ما تقدّم من ذنبه
This Hadith is reported by several Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) and is recorded in many Hadith sources, with slightly varied wording.
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared it authentic (sahih).
‘One who offers wudu like he is commanded to, and reads Salah like he is commanded will have his past (minor) sins forgiven.’
Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 144, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1396, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 67, vol. 5 pg. 423 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al-Ihsan, Hadith: 1042. Also see Targhib, Hadith: 310 and 561 Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 223-224
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar