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When a person walks to the Masjid, good deeds are recorded and sins are wiped out

Question

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.”

 

Answer

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.