Q: After the Iqamah was made, I noticed someone raise their hands to make dua. Is this okay?
A:Yes. When the Adhan is called, the listener repeats in the prescribed manner then utters the well known supplication and can make dua until the Iqamah. They then repeat it in the prescribed manner and make dua as mentioned by Imam Ibn Najjar in Muntaha. Imam al-Buhuti explains saying, Imam Ahmad did so and would raise his hands.
This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.