Is this Hadith reliable?
Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Taking bath on Friday takes out sins from the hair roots [i.e. removes minor sins completely].”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7996)
‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable (thiqat).
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 496, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 174)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar