Hadith on Ablution: Allah praises one who cures his soul with ablution

February 7, 2018

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man from my nation arises in the night to treat himself with purification. There are knots over him. If he washes his hands, a knot is unraveled. If he washes his face, a knot is unraveled. If he wipes his head, a knot is unraveled. If he washes his feet, a knot is unraveled. Allah Almighty will say to those in the Unseen: Behold this servant of mine treating his soul and asking from me. Whatever this servant of mine asks me, he will have it.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 2619

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عن عقبة بن عامر عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يَقُومُ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يُعَالِجُ نَفْسَهُ إِلَى الطَّهُورِ وَعَلَيْهِ عُقَدٌ فَإِذَا وَضَّأَ يَدَيْهِ انْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ فَإِذَا وَضَّأَ وَجْهَهُ انْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ وَإِذَا مَسَحَ رَأْسَهُ انْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ وَإِذَا وَضَّأَ رِجْلَيْهِ انْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ جَلَّ وَعَلا لِلَّذِي وَرَاءَ الْحِجَابِ انْظُرُوا إِلَى عَبْدِي هَذَا يُعَالِجُ نَفْسَهُ لَيَسْأَلَنِي مَا سَأَلَنِي عَبْدِي هَذَا فَهُوَ لَهُ

2619 صحيح ابن حبان كتاب الصلاة فصل في قيام الليل

146 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في صحيح الموارد