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A Hadith stating that Hajj removes sins like how water removes dirt

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Question

Is this a Hadith?

“Hajj wipes off sins like how water removes dirt.”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Perform Hajj, for Hajj washes off sins like how water washes of dirt.”

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4994)

 

However, ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators a liar.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 209)

 

There are many authentic Hadiths which state that Hajj expiates sins (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1521 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1350). These should be quoted instead.

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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