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Does Moving My Finger During Prayer Invalidate It?

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Question:
Does moving my finger during prayer invalidate it?
Answer:
Dear questioner,
Thank you for your important question.
May Allah, Most High reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge.
Moving your small/pinky finger during prayer does not invalidate your prayer.
That movement which invalidates your prayer is defined as: “Any movement which if an outsider were to look at you, they would think that you are not praying.” [Kasani, al-Badai’ as-Sanai’/Ibn Abdin, Radd al-Muhtar]
Moving your little finger purposely is a disliked action in prayer.
And Allah alone knows best,
[Ustadh] Omar Popal
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