Rubbing the Face after Du'a'

The Prophet (PBUH) & Rubbing the Face after Du’a’

The Prophet (PBUH) & Rubbing the Face after Du’a’

 

Rubbing the Face after Du'a'

 

The Prophet (PBUH) & Rubbing the Face after Du’a’

“The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), raising his hands when addressing Allah with a prayer (du’a’), did not lower them until he wiped his face with them.”

The view that it is not prescribed (by the Shariah) to wipe the face after invoking Allah with prayer (du’a’) is supported by the fact that there are numerous reliable hadiths about raising hands while invoking Allah with prayer (du’a’), but neither one of them does not mention rubbing the face; this indicates, with the permission of Allah, that it is unacceptable and not prescribed to do so.

Rubbing the face after Du’a’:
The scholars of the “Standing Committee” headed by Sheikh Ibn Baz were asked about the legality of rubbing the face with their hands after prayer, and they replied: “Invocation to Allah is legalized and is a very important act, [4] and raising hands is also established.

However, rubbing the face with hands after the prayer has not been established. There are hadiths on this subject, but they are weak. ” After which they, referring to the above hadiths and explaining their weakness, said: “Prayer (du’a’) is legalized worship, but rubbing the face is not legalized either by the words or deeds of the prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but everything that is communicated by this occasion is weak. It is better to leave these weak hadiths and rely on authentic ones, which do not say that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) wiped his face! ” See Fatahua al-Lajna ad-Daimah, No. 2396.

When Shaikh Ibn ‘Utaymin was asked about rubbing his face after praying, he replied: “Rubbing the face after praying is closer to considering it unidentified, and the hadiths indicating this are unreliable. Sheikhul-Islam said about these hadiths: “As an argument, they are unacceptable.”

Thus, if we are not sure exactly or are not close to certainty that this act is legalized, then it is better to refuse it, because Sharia provisions are not approved based on doubt, without the presence of certainty. And I believe that rubbing the face after praying is not Sunnah, for it is known that once the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), asking to send rain, raised his hands, but it is not indicated that he rubbed his face after that. There are also many authentic hadiths about raising his hands while praying, but none of them say that he should wipe his face!

 

Rubbing the Face after Du'a'

 

Shaikh al-Albani said: “Also, the ineligibility of rubbing the face after praying is reinforced by the fact that there are many hadiths about raising hands during prayer, but none of them mentions rubbing the face. And this, with the permission of Allah, indicates the unacceptability and lack of legality of this act! ” See Iruaul Galil 2/182.

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