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Sunan Abi Dawood 618
Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The Prophet ﷺ said: The key of prayer is purification; takbir (saying "Allah is most great") makes (all acts which break prayer) unlawful and taslim (uttering the salutation) makes (all such acts) lawful.
حَدَّثَنَا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَقِيلٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ ابْنِ الْحَنَفِيَّةِ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ، - رضى الله عنه - قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ مِفْتَاحُ الصَّلاَةِ الطُّهُورُ وَتَحْرِيمُهَا التَّكْبِيرُ وَتَحْلِيلُهَا التَّسْلِيمُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Hasan Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sunan Abi Dawood 618
• Sunan Abi Dawood Vol. 1, Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Hadith 618
• Sunan Abi Dawood, Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Hadith 618