Wiping the face after du’ā-i summarized


From memory: The hadīth on wiping the face that I had found is narrated on the authority of ‘Umar bin al-Khattāb radiAllāhu ‘anhu in Jāmi’ at-Tirmidhī and the other in Sunan abu Dāwūd from ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās radiAllāhu ‘anhumā.

Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān hafidhahullāh mentioned in his Sharh on Bulūgh al-Marām in the last volume (six) that this hadīth has been graded by two sides, one side says that the hadīth is da’īf and the other side says that the hadīth is hasan li ghayrihi because of asānīd (chains of narrations) that strengthen each other to the level of hasan and according to the Shaykh the hasan hadīth is acted upon. Besides this he mentioned that this matter is a spacious matter, one who wants to practice this may do that and he who doesn’t want to practice this is free either to abstain.

والله أعلم

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