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index finger

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Moving the index finger in tashahhud

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Q: 1. I have observed some Muslims during Salaah at the time of atahiyyaath they shake the index finger till Salaam. Did the prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) do the same? 2. Whenever the Muazzin recites ash Adu Anna muhammadur rasoolullah some people touch the eyes and then touch the lips thrice. Did the prophet (Sallallahu… read more »

The index finger

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Q: Why is the index finger called ‘shahadat ki ungli’? A: It is called ‘shahadat ki ungli’ because in tashahhud one raises it at the time of reciting the Shahaadatain. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Picking up a beer can for someone

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Q: This evening, I was in a shop about to pay for my shopping, when a woman, who seemed to be off her head, came into the shop and began talking away incoherently with the shopkeeper and myself.  She seemed to be on drugs or drunk or something. She had some shopping gathered, and about… read more »

Position of index finger in tashahhud

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Q: After the shahadah, should the finger be lowered to rest on the thigh or lowered to be above the thigh? A: It should be lowered slightly above the thigh. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Eating with three fingers

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Q: When eating the sunnat is ‘3 fingers’. Which fingers does this refer to, is the thumb counted as a finger or is it 4 fingers including the thumb. A: The thumb, index finger and middle finger. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. عن كعب بن مالك أن النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يأكل بثلاث أصابع… read more »

Rasing the index finger in Tashahhud

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Q: My question is regarding the raising of the index finger and the motion of the right hand during salah. Is the finger to be lowered at “wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan” Is the right hand to be kept closed from the moment at which the index finger is raised, up until Durood Ibraheem (Alayhi-salaam) or right until tasleem? A: No…. read more »

Pointing the finger in tashahhud

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Q: Please mention the different views about manner of pointing finger in tashahhud that are stated on this PDF booklet in volume 1, pages 120-135: http://www.archive.org/details/rabdin_pdf_ara Also when should one flatten hand on thigh, before first taslim or after both taslim? A: According to the hanafi mazhab, when reciting tashahhud one will form a ring with the middle finger… read more »

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