Only a true Believer safeguards wudu

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Is this narration authentic?

لا يحافظ على الوضوء إلا مؤمن




Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Only a true Believer protects/safeguards his wudu” [i.e. Habitually remains in the state of Wudu]


Imams Ibn Majah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and other Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 277-278-279 & Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1037)


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1037)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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