It is not prescribed to wipe the face after making du’aa’.


It is not prescribed to wipe the face after making du’aa’. 

There are many ahaadeeth which describe how the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) called upon his Lord in du’aa’, and there is no proven report that he used to wipe his face after making du’aa’.

As for the views of the scholars who say that it is not allowed to wipe the face, they include the following:

1 – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said: It is not known that anyone used to wipe his face after making du’aa’ except al-Hasan. Al-‘Ilal al-Mutanaahiyah, 2/840, 841

2 – Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:

With regard to the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) raising his hands when saying du’aa’, there are many saheeh ahaadeeth concerning this, but as for his wiping his face with his hands, there are only one or two hadeeths concerning that, and they cannot be taken as evidenceMajmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/519

3 – al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salaam said: No one wipes his face with his hands after saying du’aa’ except one who is ignorant. Fataawa al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salaam, p. 47


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Posted on August 7, 2015, in Morals and Heart-Softeners, Supplications / du’aa’s and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. جزاك الله خيراً ✨ I Was always unsure if I should wipe my face or not 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on footprints in arabia and commented:
    Usually after the imam says a dua’a in jumah prayer or in any other occasions I’ve noticed people would wipe their faces after finishing a dua’a. I would usually be hesitant to wipe my face wondering if it was allowed or not. Have you ever wondered? I re blogged a post by a wonderful blogger who spreads a lot of Dawa’ Alhamdulilah ( Dawah for the sake of Allah) and it explains witch hadeeth about it not being prescribed to wipe the face after making dua’a.

    Jazak allahu khayran, and sorry for late posts I’ve been very busy in Shaa Allah more to come: ( an award, school experience, mixing youth and the hijab, and hopefully a recipe)


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