Hadith on Salat: Forgiveness for ablution, praying with excellence

‘Abbad al-‘Abdi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No servant performs ablution in an excellent manner such that water covers his face, then he washes his arms until water covers his elbows, then he washes his feet until water covers his heels, and then he prays in an excellent manner, but that he will be forgiven for what he had done before.

Source: Muṣannaf ‘Abd al-Razzāq 156

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عباد العبدي عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ يَتَوَضَّأُ فَيُحْسِنُ وُضُوءَهُ حَتَّى يَسِيلَ الْمَاءُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ ثُمَّ يَغْسِلُ ذِرَاعَيْهِ حَتَّى يَسِيلَ الْمَاءُ عَلَى مِرْفَقَيْهِ ثُمَّ يَغْسِلُ قَدَمَيْهِ حَتَّى يَسِيلَ الْمَاءُ مِنْ قِبَلِ عَقِبَيْهِ ثُمَّ يُصَلِّي فَيُحْسِنُ صَلاتَهُ إِلا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا سَلَفَ

156 مصنف عبد الرزاق الصنعاني كتاب الطهارة باب ما يذهب الوضوء من الخطايا

188 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترغيب