Ruling of Wiping the Face After a Du’a in Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour

Question: as-salaamu alaikum,

I know that it is mustahhab to wipe the face after making dua (supplication) according to the hanafi school.

But what is the ruling about this in the maliki school? Is it also mustahhab in this school?

Answer: An Nafrawi said, “There is a difference of opinion in regards to raising the hands in supplication. On the opinion that one does raise them, there is a difference of opinion about whether or not to wipe the face.

In Tirmidhi it mentions that Umar ibn Al Khattab said, ‘ If he [The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him] raised his hands while supplicating, he would not put them down until he wiped his face.’ So this is a proof that he would raise his hands and wipe his face.”

In another part of his commentary on the Risala, Al Nafrawi said, “It has been narrated that one raise their hands in supplication and wipe their face when complete but without kissing [the hands]” (Fawakih al Dawani).