How should the elbows be in ruku’? Hanafi Fiqh > Muftionline.co.za Q: In Ruku are the elbows meant to be tucked in or sticking out? A: Sticking out for men. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source Read these QA to learn more..Keeping the elbows straight in ruku’Joining the feets when going to ruku, and keep it joined when rising from ruku and in sajdahThis year I performed hajj, in Mina I was doing prostration as we women in Hanafi maslak are taught to do like putting my elbows on the ground and trying to occupy minimum space by keeping my foot slant rather sitting on my toes. A young woman instructed me not to do sajdah like that, she said that I should keep my elbows raised from the ground because the position of elbows touching the ground is like that of dogs and then I saw that every Saudi woman was doing sajdah in that manner. Then I too started doing sajdah in the same manner, now I realize that I am performing it exactly alike to men. Since I returned from hajj I am performing prostration like that. Am I right in doing so while belonging to Hanafi maslak? And if not, then do I have to repeat the salah which I performed doing that kind of sajdah?Not bending elbows in ruku?I know that in hanafi prayer books, it says that you are not supposed to raise your hand when going into ruku, and when coming up from ruku,howeverIs it forbidden for a Hanafiyyah to raise hands when going to ruku en when coming back from ruku and etc.. in salah?