What is the reference for this narration?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When a man goes out of his house to his Masjid one foot records a good deed and the other erases a bad deed.”
Imams Nasai and Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 705, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 319)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 217. Also see: Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1622 and Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 6059)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
Ideally, one should leave home for the masjid in the state of wudu. See here for more.