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Wiping Face After Dua: Sunna Not Bid`a

 

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 

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

 

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Wiping the face upon the completion of Dua

 

It is not Bid’ah to wipe the face upon the completion of du’a. This was the sunnah and practice of Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and we are encouraged to do so.

 

عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا رفع يديه في الدعاء لم يحطهما حتى يمسح بهما وجهه

 

“Umar Bin Khattab (radiyallaahu anhu) reports: When Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) would to raise his hands in du’a, he would not lower them until he passed them over his face” (Sunan Al-Tirmizhi, #3386)

 

Ibn Hajr Asqalani has classified the above Hadith as sound. (Bulugh Al-Muraam, pg 264, Dar Al-Fikr)

 

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Talha Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah

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Raising hands in dua after salah (Includes wiping hands on the face after dua)

 

Answer: Raising the hands in the Dua after obligatory prayers is not ‘Bid’ah’, rather it is Mustahab to raise the hands during normal duas. After Salah is one of the places of acceptance of dua, therefore there is no harm in raising them during the dua after fardh. I have seen my mashaaikh raising them and they were staunch followers of the sunnah.

 

Those people who say it is ‘Bid’ah’ are mistaken due to a hadeeth of Saheehayn (Bukhari, Muslim) narrated on the authority of hazratAnas (Radhiyallahuanhu).

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى ، وَابْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ ، عَنْ سَعِيدٍ ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم : لاَ يَرْفَعُ يَدَيْهِ فِي شَيْءٍ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ إِلاَّ فِي الاِسْتِسْقَاءِ وَإِنَّهُ يَرْفَعُ حَتَّى يُرَى بَيَاضُ إِبْطَيْهِ

 

Translation: Hazrat Anas bin Malik (Radhiyallahu Anhu) says: “Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam would not raise his hands for supplication except for that of Istisqâ’(seeking rain from Allah) ; and he used to raise them so much that the whiteness of his armpits would become visible”

 

However, this hadeeth only means that the narrator Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahuanhu) did not see the Prophet raise his hands in supplications except for Istisqa, but many other Sahaba did see him raise them on other occasions, as it is narrated in many ahadeeth.

 

Also Imam nawawi says that what Anas (rad) means is that he would not normally raise them high above his head except in istisqa.

 

Hafiz JalaluddinSuyooti has said in TadreeburRawi that the Ahadeeth of ‘raising the hands in dua’ have reached the level of Tawatur (Transmitted through such narrations that is it impossible to be fabricated).

 

He further on states that approximately 100 Ahadeeth have been narrated from the Prophet (sallalahu Alayhi wasallam) regarding raising the hands in supplication.

 

Imam Nawawi (RahmatullahiAlayh) has said in his commentry of Saheeh Al-Muslim Commentating on Hazrat Anas’s hadeeth:

 

“The apparent words of this hadeeth portray that the Prophet (sallalahu Alayhi wasallam) did not raise his hands in dua except for Istisqa, however it has been proven that the Prophet (sallalahu Alayhi wasallam) raised his hands in supplication as well as in Istisqa. There are countless such ahadeeth. I have gathered approximately 30 ahadeeth from the saheehayn which I have mentioned at the end of ‘The chapter of Sifate Salah’ in Sharhul Muhazzab”.

 

There are also many other ahadeeth besides the saheehayn in which there is reference of raising the hands.

حدثنا أبو موسى محمد بن المثنى و إبراهيم بن يعقوب وغير واحد قالوا حدثنا حماد بن عيسى الجهني عن حنظلة بن أبيسفيان الجمحي عن سالم بن عبد الله عن أبيه عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا رفع يديه في الدعاء لم يضعهما حتى يمسح بهما وجهه

 

Translation: Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that when the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu Alayhi wasallam) would raise his hands in supplication he would not put them down until he would wipe them over his face.(Tirmizi)

 

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ ، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الصَّبَّاحِ ، قَالاَ : حَدَّثَنَا عَائِذُ بْنُ حَبِيبٍ ، عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى الله عَليْهِ وسَلَّمَ : إِذَا دَعَوْتَ اللَّهَ , فَادْعُ بِبَاطِنِ كَفَّيْكَ ، وَلاَ تَدْعُ بِظُهُورِهِمَا ، فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ , فَامْسَحْ بِهِمَا وَجْهَكَ.

 

Translation: It is narrated that Ibn `Abbâs said: “The Messenger of Allâh said: `When you call upon Allâh, then do so with the palms of your hands (upwards). Do not do so with the back of your hands (upwards). And when you finish, then wipe your face with them.’ ’’(Ibn Majah)

 

Also raising the hands is one of the humble expressions that Allah Ta’ala likes and there is more hope of dua being accepted when one shows this humbleness as we learn from the hadeeth of Tabrani:

 

حدثنا عبدان بن أحمد قال حدثنا عبيد الله بن معاذ قال حدثنى ابي قال حدثنا يوسف بن محمد بن المنكدر عن ابيه عن جابر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أن الله عز و جل حيي كريم يستحي من عبده أن يرفع إليه يديه فيردهما صفرا ليس فيهما شيء

 

Translation: “Hazrat Jabir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that the prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam) said ‘Verily Allah Ta’ala is shy, generous, he feels ashamed when his servant raises hands making dua to Him that He should return them empty. (Muhsin2/12)

 

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