Reciting Surah al-Qadr After Finishing Wudoo

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I just got told by a friend that by reciting Surah al-Qadr the sins of 40 years will be forgiven? Also it should be read after the completion of wudoo (ablution)? I am aware that we should recite bismillah before starting wudoo and after finishing it we should recite the kalimah shahadat (testimony of faith).
Please clear away this doubt for me since I am not sure if any of this is backed by authentic hadeeth or not.
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:

Answer:

Praise be to Allah

There is no shar‘i (religious) basis for this idea, and there is nothing in the Sunnah (teachings) of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to suggest this. 

Al-Sakhkhawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Reciting the Surah “Inna anzalnahu” [i.e., Surah al-Qadr] after finishing wudoo is something for which there is no basis and this is not the Sunnah. End quote. 

Al-‘Amiri al-Ghazzi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: 

Reciting Surah al-Qadr after finishing wudoo is something for which there is no basis. 

Al-Jadd al-Hatheeth fi Bayan ma laysa bi Hadeeth (p.234). 

Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned in al-Da‘eefah (1449) a hadeeth (narration) about this and he said concerning it: It is fabricated (mawdoo‘). 

There are proven du‘as and athkar (words of remembrance) in the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Sunnah which may be recited straight after doing wudoo. The Muslim should be keen to recite them and not add anything to them. 

For more information please see the answer to question no. 45730

And Allah knows best.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Related Answers:

Recommended answers for you:


Don't miss out to watch Islamhelpline sponsored Islamic Kids Competition

Click here for all videos