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Question # : 2808

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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 : 2808

Published on: Feb 28, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(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 knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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