Whoever drinks water straight after getting upon, his strength decreases – Is this authentic

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain


What is the ruling of the following hadith

“Whoever drinks water straight after getting upon, his strength decreases” (Reported by Tabarani)



In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

I searched for this hadith properly in the Mujam al-Kabeer of Tabarani and well as mujam as-Sageer and could not find it.

I could not search properly in Mujam al-Awsat due to the difficult manner in which the author has arranged the book and likewise I failed to find the hadith also in this book based on my little research, however Al- Haysame  الهيثمي)) in Majmaus-Zawaid ( مجمع الزوائد ) quote this hadith. Here is the actual text from the book


21 – 6 – باب شرب الماء على الريق 

8292 – عن أبي سعيد الخدري ، عن النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال : 

من شرب الماء على الريق انتقصت قوته " . 

رواه الطبراني في الأوسط ، وفيه محمد بن مخلد الرعيني ، وهو ضعيف


Tabarani reports from Abu Saeed Al-Khudri that the prophet said :

“Whoever drinks water straight after getting upon, his strength decreaes [1]

Tabarani then mentions this narration has a weak narrator in it.

Najmudeen Damasqia (.نجم الدين الغزي (977 – 1061 هـ = 1570 – 1651 م ) also mentions in his booksإتقان ما يحسن من الأخبار الدائرة على الألسن.   that this hadith is weak[2]


Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

Darul Hadith Birmingham



[1] hadith number 8292 print مكتبة القدسي

[2]hadith number 2291 page 698 printالفاروق الحديثية




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