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Some people say that when making dua after salaah and wiping your face with your hands is bidah and say there is no evidence for this. Please explain this showing the evidence.

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Answer

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Dua after Fardh Salaat is
accepted. Congregational Dua is also proven from the Shariáh. In view of the
above, congregational Dua after Fardh Salaat is permissible. However, it is
not compulsory i.e. it cannot be imposed. Neither can one condemn an
individual if he did not participate in the congregational Du’a. Du’a can be
made audibly and/or softly.

To pass the hands over the face after Du’aa is mentioned in authentic
Ahaadith. (Tirmidhi vol.2)

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

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