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.”
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