Obligation to Wash Both Hands After Waking Up in Islam

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The Obligation to Wash Both Hands After Waking Up for Muslim ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the obligation to wash both hands after waking up for a Muslim. Indeed, this discussion looks trivial, but it’s important. I say that is important because the discussion this time relates to the status of the hand after waking up; unclean or not. That is because when someone is sleeping, he does not know that his hand is touching anything.

As always, before I explain the obligation to wash both hands after waking up for Muslim, I will present one hadith of Prophet Muhammad below;

Hadith About the Obligation to Wash Both Hands After Waking Up for Muslim

The hadith about the obligation to wash both hands after waking up for Muslim that I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : إِذَا اِسْتَيْقَظَ أَحَدُكُمْ مِنْ نَوْمِهِ فَلَا يَغْمِسْ يَدَهُ فِيْ الْإِنَاءِ حَتَّى يَغْسِلَهَا ثَلَاثًا فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَدْرِيْ أَيْنَ بَاتَتْ يَدُهُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, (Prophet Muhammad sallalla alaihi wa sallam said), “If one of you has woken up from his sleep, then he should not put his hand in the container (which contains water) until he washed it (his hands) three times, because he did not know where his hand had stayed overnight.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

All readers! If we pay attention to the hadith above, we know several things as follows;

One; If something unclean falls into a little water, so it can make the water unclean.

Two; There is a difference about flowing water into unclean and unclean water into the water. The order of the Prophet Muhammad in the hadith above is flowing water into the hands that might be unclean.

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