Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Raising hands before and after rukuu3

Question: Does raising hands when going into ruku, etc, affect a Hanafi's prayer? and is it Makrooh to do so? Did Abu Hanifa,Imam Muhammad, Abu Yusuf say it is makrooh to raise hands in any other place then in the first takbeer? I heard that Ibn Abidin has said it is makrooh is this true?

Answer: Yes, it is stated by Ibn Aabidin that it is makruuh. This is because this is an abrogated part of the prayer. It does not, however, invalidate the prayer to do so.

... and Allah knows best.