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

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by HadithAnswers.com

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.