Raising the hands before ruku’

Q: My question regards the raising of the hands before and after ruku. I have read that there is not sufficient evidence to prove that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) did not perform this action during Salaah. The same applies to the positing of the hands during Qiyaam (on the chest or below the navel). I would be indebted if Mufti could please provide supporting evidence.


A: The Hanafis have sufficient and authentic proofs from the Ahaadith for not raising the hands before and after ruku’ as well as for tying the hands beneath the navel in the position of qiyaam. Refer to I’laaus Sunan, Aathaar-us-Sunan and Musannaf ibn Abi Shaibah to view the proofs of the Hanafi Mazhab.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)