I am a bit confused about raising the pointing finger at tashahhud. Are we suppose to move it or just raising is alright to?

I am a bit confused about raising the pointing finger at tashahhud. Are we suppose to move it or just raising is alright to? Please mention the hadith on this. Are we suppose to bury our nails and hair? Is it not good enough to throw in the bin?

Answer

1. According to the Hanafi Madhab, the index finger should be raised when reciting the ‘Laa’ in Attahiyyaat and lowering it when reciting Illallaah. The ring should be maintained till the end.

2. It is advisable and a mark of respect to dispose of unwanted hair and nails by burying them.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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