Drying The Hands Before Eating

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah.org.za


Hello I just wanted to know if it is a Sunnah not to dry your hands before eating dinner.

please could you get back to me as soon as possible





Not drying your hands before eating will not be regarded as a Sunnah, due to no mention of it being made in the Ahaadith. It is however preferable not to dry your hands due to it being regarded as Mustahab in certain books on Fiqh. Drying the hands will in any case be permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Abdurrahman bin Yaseen Cader

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



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15 March 2007

24 Safar 1428