Ibn ‘Abbas’s (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) statement regarding sleeping with wudu

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What is the Arabic and text and exact reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) advised: “Ensure that you spend the nights in wudu, for the souls will be raised in the condition [of purity] that they were taken in.”



This narration is recorded in Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq and Shu’abul Iman. The Arabic text is as follows:

لا تنامن إلا على وضوء، فإن الأرواح تبعث على ما قبضت عليه

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq; Jami’u Ma’mar ibn Rashid, Hadith: 19844, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4386)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited the narration with slight variation in the wording. He has referenced the narration to Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq and has declared the narrators credible.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6311, vol. 11 pg. 110)


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Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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