Issue 1: Takbir
Issue 1: Takbir

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

The Paryer of an Individual (Resident, Secure, Good Health)

Section:The Words used in Prayer
Topic/Issue:1301 - Issue 1: Takbir --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam Shafi\'i, Imam Abu HanifaOnly the opening pronouncement of Takbir is obligatory, others are sunnah (recommended). Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) said to a man, whom he was teaching how to pray, 'When you resolve to pray, complete the ablution and face the gibla, then, pronounce the takbir followed by recitation'. The meaning here is that it is only the first takbir that is obligatory, and had another takbir been obligatory, he would have mentioned it to him, just as he mentioned the other obligations of prayer.
This is further supported by the narration from Abzi
Imam AhmadAll pronouncements of takbeers are obligatoryThe transmitted acts of the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him) include Abu Hurayra's tradition 'that he prayed pronouncing the takbir each time he bowed or straightened up, and then said, 'I give you in my prayer a semblance of the prayer of the Messenger of Allah (God's peace and blessings be upon him)'. Included (in the transmitted acts) is also the tradition of Mutarrif ibn Abd Alláh, who said, Imran ibn al- Husayn and I followed (Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, in prayer, and he pronounced takbir when he prostrated, and when he raised his head after bowing. When he had completed the prayer, we went away and Imran took hold of my hand and said, 'This reminds me of Muhammads prayer'

They said that the principle is that all acts of the Prophet that have been described as an explanation of an obligatory act are to be construed as obligatory, as is justified by the words of the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him), "Pray as you see me praying and acquire from me your acts of devotion ".
Others:
Some ScholarsAll takbeers are sunnah.
Evidences :Hadith of Abzi [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Resident, Individual, Words
See Also:Issue 2: The words of Takbir
Issue 3: The Post-Takbir words
Issue 4:Prounouncing the Tasmiya
Issue 5:Prayer without recitation
Recitation of the Qur'aan while bowing or prostrating
Issue 7:Obligation to recite tashahud
Issue 8:Salutation concluding prayer
Issue 9:Supplication (qunut)
References:1[pg:133-135]
Last Updated:2011-04-17

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