I just got told by a friend that by reciting the Surah Qadr the sins of 40 years will be forgiven? Also it should be read after the completion of wudhu? I am aware that we should recite bismillah before starting wudhu and after finishing it we should recite the kalimah shahadat.
Please clear away this doubt for me since I am not sure if any of this is backed by authentic hadith or not.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no shar‘i basis for this idea, and there is
nothing in the Sunnah of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon
him) to suggest this.
Al-Sakhkhaawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Reciting
the soorah “Inna anzalnaahu” [i.e., Soorat al-Qadr] after finishing
wudoo’ is something for which there is no basis and this not the Sunnah. End
Al-‘Aamiri al-Ghazzi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
Reciting Soorat al-Qadr after finishing wudoo’ is something
for which there is no basis.
Al-Jadd al-Hatheeth fi Bayaan ma laysa bi Hadeeth
Al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned in
al-Da‘eefah (1449) a hadeeth about that and he said concerning it: It is
There are proven du‘aa’s and adhkaar in the Prophet’s 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.
And Allah knows best.