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An unreliable virtue of drinking the leftover water after wudu

Question

I have read that drinking the leftover water from wudu is a Sunnah and is the cure from seventy diseases .

Please advise on the authenticity of this.

 

Answer

Drinking the left over water after wudu is a Sunnah, as has been recorded in Sunan Nasai and other Hadith sources. (Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba Hadith: 95)

 

However, the narration in question is unreliable. It is recorded in At Targhib Fi Fadailil A’amal of Imam Ibn Shahin (rahimahullah).

(At Targhib Fi Fadailil A’amal, Hadith: 536)

 

The Muhaddithun have declared the narration a fabrication due to a liar in the chain.

(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 561, Hadith: 679, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 265)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar