Issue 5: Placing one hand over the other in Standing posture
Issue 5: Placing one hand over the other in Standing posture

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

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

Section:The Acts that constitute the elements (Arkan)
Topic/Issue:1405 - Issue 5: Placing one hand over the other in Standing posture --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikIt is not permitted in the obligatory prayers. (permitted it in supererogatory prayers.)It is necessary to adopt the traditions in which this addition has not been transmitted as these are more in number, and also because it (this practice) is not compatible with the acts of prayer for it belongs to the category of seeking support; therefore, Imam Malik permitted it in supererogatory and not in obligatory prayers. It appears that it depicts a posture of humility, which is appropriate for it.
Imam Shafi'i, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam AhmadIt is Sunnah (recommended)Confirmed traditions have been reported in which the description of the Prophet's prayer have been transmitted, but it has not been transmitted that he used to place his right hand over his left during prayer, while it has also been related that the people were commanded to do this. This has been related in the description of the prayer of the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him) in the tradition of Abu Humayd. A group of jurists, therefore, held that the traditions in which this is established imply an addition over those in which this addition has not been transmitted, and an addition has to be accepted.
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Resident, Individual, Acts, Sitting,Tashahhud
See Also:The Acts that constitute the elements (Arkan)
Issue 1: Raising the hands (Raf' al-yadayn)
Issue 2: Rising straight from bowing (I'tidal)
Issue 3: The Sitting Posture
Issue 4: The Hukm of the Sitting (Tashahhud)
Issue 6: Rising from prostration after odd raka’ah and leaning on the hands
Issue 7: Prostration is on seven limbs
Issue 8: Prohibition of iq'a' (Sitting on the buttocks and folding up the knees)
References:1[pg:151]
Last Updated:2011-04-22

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