Is this a Hadith?
“Hajj wipes off sins like how water removes dirt.”
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.