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Question:
Some people when they finish making the dua after the prayer wipe their face after they have made the dua. Is that a bida; is there any contextual evidence from the sunna for it's permissibility. sorry if that sounds too salafi like!

 

Answer:
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al-Salam alaykum

No, this is not a bid`ah; rather, it is an established sunna and recommended to wipe one’s face after supplicating. It is reported in authentic hadiths, such as the one Imam Tirmidhi reports, that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) use to wipe his hands over his face after completing the du`a.

 

This is mentioned as being recommended by:

 

Shafi`i:

Imam Nawawi (Adhkar, Majmu` 4.451), and others

 

Hanafi:

(Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya 3.19)

Imam Shurunbulali (Shurunbulaliyya)

Imam Haskafi (Durr al-Mukhtar)

Imam Ibn Abidin (Radd al-Muhtar)

 

Abu Usamah & Faraz Rabbani

 

في الأذْكَارُ النَّوَويَّة  بابُ رَفعِ اليدين في الدعاءِ ثم مَسْحِ الوَجْهِ بهماروينا في كتاب الترمذي، عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي اللّه تعالى عنه قال :كان رسولُ اللّه صلى اللّه عليه وسلم إذا رفع يديه في الدعاء لم يحطَّهما حتى يمسحَ بهما وجهَه .‏
وفي سنن الترمذي3446- حَدَّثَنَا أبو مُوسَى مُحَمَّدُ بنُ المُثَنَّى وإِبْرَاهِيمُ بنُ يعقوبَ وغيرُ واحدٍ قَالَوا أَخْبَرَنَا حمَّادُ بنُ عيسى الجُهَنيُّ عَن حنظلةَ بنِ أبي سُفْيَانَ الجمحيِّ عَن سالمِ بنِ عبدِ اللَّهِ عَن أبيهِ عَن عُمرَ بنِ الخطَّابِ قَالَ "كان رَسولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عليهِ وسلَّم إذا رفعَ يديهِ في الدُّعاءِ لمْ يحطَّهُما حتَّى يمسحَ بهمَا وجهَهُ ". قَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بنُ المُثَنَّى في حَدِيثهِ لم يردّهُمَا حتَّى يمسحَ بهما وجهَهُ ". هَذَا حَدِيثٌ غَرِيْبٌ لا نعرفُهُ إلاّ مِن حَدِيثِ حمَّادِ بنِ عيسى وقدْ تفرَّدَ بهِ وهوَ قليلُ الحديثِ وقدْ حدَّثَ عنهُ النَّاسُ، وحنظلةُ ابنُ أبي سُفْيَانَ الجُمَحِيُّ ثِقَةٌ وثَّقَهُ يَحْيَى بنُ سَعِيد القَطَّانُ .‏و في تحفة الاحوذي :قال الحافظ في بلوغ المرام : وله شواهد منها حديث ابن

عباس عند أبي داود ومجموعها يقتضي أنه حديث حسن انتهى

Faraz Rabbani

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Can you mention a hadith where it says that we should wipe our face with hands after the dua?

 

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

 

Answer

 

Saaiduna Umar bin Khattab Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam when he used to raise his hands in supplication he did not place them down until he wiped his face with them (Sunan Tirimizi)

 

From the aforementioned hadith we can deduce it is established through hadith to wipe your face with the hands after supplication.

 

Only Allah Knows Best

 

Mohammed Tosir Miah

 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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Asslamu aleykum, I heard that wiping your face after dua is a bidah, please provide hadith or ayah proof supporting wiping face if it is not a bidah. This is what another fatwa website: says Those who say that the face should be wiped quoted some ahaadeeth as evidence, but upon further examination they are not saheeh, and do not support one another.


Answer

(Fatwa: 138/D=12/K)

 

It is a big crime to label sunnah as bid’ah (innovation). Wiping of face after dua is proved by hadith:

 

اخرج الترمذی من حدیث عمر بن الخطاب رضی اللہ عنہ قال: کان رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: اذا رفع یدیہ فی الدعاء لم یحطھما حتی یمسح بھما وجھہ؛ و اخرج ابو داود عن حدیث ابن عباس رضی اللہ عنھما وقال فیہ: فاذا فرغتم فامسحوا بھا وجوھکم۔

 

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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