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Washing the feet with cool water when coming out of the bath

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Washing the feet with cool water after coming out of the bath prevents headaches.”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

(At Tibbun Nabawi, Hadith: 900)

 

However, the chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. Some Muhaddithun have declared him a fabricator.

(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 92-95, Al Mughir of Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari, Hadith: 317)

 

The narration is therefore not suitable to quote as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar