Wiping the hands after washing them before eating

Question

Is it established from any Hadith that it is Sunnah not dry the hands after washing them before eating?

 

Answer

I have not come across this in any Hadith.

However, the Fuqaha [Jurists] have recommended that a person should not wipe his hands after washing them before eating. It could therefore be classified as a recommended act.

(Refer: Al Ikhtiyar Li Ta’lilil Mukhtar, vol. 4 pg. 180-181)

 

Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fatwa on this matter.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar