Friday, 26 April 2013


The below is a small compilation of the superb virtue for following the sunnah during salah. Many Muslims deny or reject the indications such as raf'al yadain and etc based on their madhabs (maslaks). Well this is what they are missing out on 


Imam Badee ud deen says " However it should be clear the ahadeeth for raising the hands have been transmitted via many chains to the extent that some imams for example Ibn Hazm (Muhalla 4/93), Suyootee (al-Azhaar al- Mutanaasirah Fil Akhbaar al-Mutawaatirah, (no.48) Mujaddid ud deen Fairozabaadee (Safar as-Sa’adah no.14) and others hold this
hadeeth is mutawaatir and Haafidh Ibn Hajr Asqalaanee has mentioned in Fath ul-Baaree (2/149) from his teacher, Imaam A’raaqee that he enumerated how many companions narrated it and he numerated 25 and this poor person (ie Imaam Badee ud deen) was only able to numerate 20,

1. Abu Bakr as-Siddeqque
2. Umar bin al-Khattaab
3. Alee bin Abee Taalib
4. Ibn Umar
5. Ibn Abbaas
6. Ibn az-Zubair
7. Abu Hurairah
8. Abu Moosaa al-Asha’aree
9. Abu Humaid as-Sa’adee
10. Muhammad bin Muslimah
11. Abu Sa’eed
12. Maalik ibn al-Huwraith
13. Wail ibn al-Hujr
14. Sahl ibn Sa’ad
15. Abu Qataadah
16. Anas ibn Maalik
17. Jaabir ibn Abdullaah
18. Baraa ibn A’azib
19. Umar Laithee
20. Mu’adh ibn Jabal

It was the principle of Abdullaah bin Umar (Raadhiallaahu Anhuma) as is narrated from him by Imaam Bukhaari in Juzz Raf al-Yadain and Imaam Daarqutnee (with Ta’leeq al-Mughnee 1/392 no. 1105) in his Sunan that, “When he would see a man not raising his hands when going into ruku and getting up from it then he would hit them with pebbles.” (other then Daarqutnee, Imaam Ahmad and Ibn al-Jawzee in his Tahqeeq (1/332) have transmitted this)

[Ref: The Distinctive Issues of Ahlul Hadeeth, taken from a speech delivered in 1945ce in the presence of the reviver of Islam, the great Allamah the Imam Abul-Wafa Thanaullah Amritsari in Khutbaat Raashidiyya issues 7-11, translated by brothers Abu Hibban and Abu Khuzaima Ansaari]

n Imam Al-Albaanee's highly beneficial book The Prophet's Prayer Described, there is a tremendous related benefit. In the footnotes under the chapter of Rukoo' (Bowing), In-sha`Allaah you will find the following gem:

حَدثنَا صَالح قَالَ حَدثنِي أبي قَالَ حَدثنَا السالحيني والأشيب عَن ابْن لَهِيعَة عَن عبد الله بن هُبَيْرَة عَن أبي مُصعب مشرح بن
 هاعان عَن عقبَة بن عَامر قَالَ إِن الرجل بِكُل إِشَارَة يُشِير بهَا فِي الصَّلَاة عشر حَسَنَات قَالَ السالحيني بِكُل أصْبع

Abdullaah ibn Ahmad reported from his father [Imam Ahmad, rahimahullaah] in his Masaa`il (p. 60): "It is related from 'Uqbah bin 'Aamir (radiallaahu 'anhu) that he said about a man raising his hands or an indication (e.g rafayadain) during prayer, he earns ten good deeds for each such movement.'" This is supported by the hadeeth Qudsee:

"...he who intends a good deed and then does it, Allaah writes it down with Himself as from ten to seven hundred good deeds."

[Transmitted by Bukhaaree & Muslim, rahimahumullaah, Also by Sunan Ibn Majah 3823, 4998, Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Muwatta Maalik and etc] See Saheeh at-Targheeb, no. 16 …..

This raising of the hands is reported as mutawaatir from him (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam), as is the raising of the hands on straightening up after rukoo`. It is the madhhab of the three Imaams Maalik, Shaafi`i and Ahmad, and of the majority of scholars of hadeeth and fiqh. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullaah) practised it right up to his death, as reported by Ibn `Asaakir (15/78/2). Some of the Hanafis chose to do it, among them `Isaam bin Yusuf Abu `Asamah al-Balkhi (d. 210), a student of Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullaah), as has been explained in the Introduction

أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ الرُّومِيُّ، ثنا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، نا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَلانُ، نا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، ثنا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ لَهِيعَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ هُبَيْرَةَ، أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو مُصْعَبٍ الْعَامِرِيُّ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ عُقْبَةَ بْنَ عَامِرٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، يَقُولُ: «يُكْتَبُ فِي إِشَارَةٍ يُشِيرُ الرَّجُلُ فِي صَلاتِهِ عَشْرُ حَسَنَاتٍ، بِكُلِّ إِصْبَعٍ حَسَنَةٌ

‘Uqbah ibn Aamir (r.a) reported that the prophet (s.a.w) said  For every indication a man does (with his hands) in his prayer, ten good deeds are written for him; with each finger constituting a good deed.”

[Reported by Abu Uthman al Baheere in al-Fawaaid (2/39); and Daylami (4/344); Imam al Haythami in Majma’ az-Zawaid (2/103) titled this under the chapter of Raf’al yadain,  tracing it back to Tabraani and declared it to have a fair chain;  so did al Bayhaqi . Also graded hasan by Zarqani in his sharh Muwatta Maalik (see : ) Also declared hassan by Ibn Taymiyayah in his Majmoo’ (Page 247 )  Some scholars like Manawi and etc interpreted the Ishaara (movement) to mean the moving of the index finger during tashahud whereas many others considered this to be applicable for raf’al yadain and other movements as well. For further details in Silsilah as-Saheeha 3286. However some argue this is weak ]

حَدَّثَنَا بِشْرُ بْنُ مُوسَى، ثَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْمُقْرِئُ، عَنِ ابْنِ لَهِيعَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي ابْنُ هُبَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ أَبَا الْمُصْعَبَ مِشْرَحَ بْنَ هَاعَانَ الْمَعَافِرِيَّ حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ عُقْبَةَ بْنَ عَامِرٍ الْجُهَنِيَّ، يَقُولُ: «إِنَّهُ يُكْتَبُ فِي كُلِّ إِشَارَةٍ يُشِيرُهَا الرَّجُلُ بِيَدِهِ فِي الصَّلَاةِ بِكُلِّ أُصْبُعٍ حَسَنَةٌ أَوْ دَرَجَةٌ»

[Reported by Mua'jam al-kabeer fit Tabraani , (819)]

This narration adds at the end "..

For every indication a man does (with his hands) in his prayer, ten good deeds are written for him; with each finger constituting a good deed and his rank (darajaat) raised (elevated)"

أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ، ثنا المُؤَمِّلُ، ثنا زَيْدُ بْنُ الْحُبَابِ، ثنا ابْنُ لَهِيعَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ هُبَيْرَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي غَسَّانَ، عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ: «فِي كُلِّ إِشَارَةِ الصَّلَاةِ عَشَرُ حَسَنَاتٍ

جزء المؤمل بن إيهاب 1/98]A brother calculated to say "That's at least 430 deeds a day over the course of the five obligatory prayers - not counting the optional prayers and not counting raising the hands when rising for the second rak'ah and fourth rak'ah."
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee (Hafidhahullaah) relayed that Imam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said: "Whoever prohibits people from raising their hands during the prayer (at the start of the prayer, before ruku', and after ruku') is an Innovator!

Abdullaah Ibn 'Umar (Radiallaahu 'Ahumma) would gather pebbles to throw at whoever he saw not raising his hands during the prayer - to show his rejection of them - because they opposed the Sunnah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam)." [Sharh Ibaana Sughraa]

Muhammad bin Yoosuf narrated to us, Sufyan narrated to us, from Abdul Malik, He said: I asked Sa’eedbin Jubair about Raf 'al Yadain (raising the hands) in salaah, so He said:

“This is the thing with which you beautify your prayer.”

[Ref: Juzz Rafa al-Yadain fi as-Salah (Section on Raising the Hands in the Prayer),page 65 .

Author: Ameerul Mu’mineen in Hadith, Imam Bukhari (rahima hullah)]

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