Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.129A.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, Raising the Hands.This must be done at the beginning of each prayer's takbir. Says Ibn al-Munzhir, "All scholars agree that the Prophet raised his hands at the beginning of his prayer."Commenting upon this report, Ibn Hajr says, "The Prophet's raising his hands at the beginning of his prayer has … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.129A.

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Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, How to Raise the Hands.Many narrations have been recorded concerning this subject. Many scholars have chosen the following forms: the hands are raised to the shoulders with the fingertips parallel to the button of the ears. Says an-Nawawi, "This is how ash-Shaifi combined the hadith (on this question), and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.129B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.130.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, When to Raise the Hands.One must raise the hands at about the same time he makes the takbir. Nafa' related that when Ibn 'Umar would begin his prayer he would say the takbir and raise his hands. The Prophet also did this. (Related by al-Bukhari, an-Nasa'i and Abu Dawud.) … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.130.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.131.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, Placing the Right Hand upon the Left.This is a preferred act of the prayer. There are twenty hadith from eighteen companions and their followers on this point. Said Sahl ibn Sa'd, "The people were ordered to place their right hand on their left forearm during prayers." Commenting on this, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.131.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.132.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, The Position of the Hands.Al-Kamal ibn al-Hamam is of the opinion, "There is no authentic hadith stating that one must place the hands under the chest or below the navel. According to the Hanifiyyah, the hands are to be placed below the navel, and the Shafiyyah say below the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.132.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.132A.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, The Opening Supplication.It is preferred for the person to begin his prayer with one of the supplications that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, used to begin his prayers. This occurs after the opening takbir and before the recitation of al-Fatihah. Some of the supplications that have been related … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.132A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.136.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, Saying 'Ameen.It is sunnah for everyone to say 'ameen after reciting al-Fatihah. The word ameen is not part of al-Fatihah, but rather a supplication meaning, "O Allah, respond (to or answer what we have said). It should be said aloud in the prayers where the recital is aloud, and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.136.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.137.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, Qur'anic Recitation after al-Fatihah.It is sunnah for the person to recite a section of the Qur'an after al-Fatihah during the two rak'ah of the morning prayer and the Friday prayer, and the first two rak'ah of the noon, afternoon, sunset and night prayers, and in all of the rak'ah … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.137.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.138.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, How to Perform the Recital after al-Fatihah.This may be done in any of the following manners: Said Al-Hussain, "In the fighting at Khorasan we had three hundred companions with us, and one of them would lead the prayer, recite some verses from the Qur'an and then bow." It is … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.138.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.139.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, Recitation after al-Fatihah.Here we shall mention what Ibn al-Qayyim learned about the Prophet's recitation following al-Fatihah in different prayers. He commented, "When the Prophet finished al-Fatihah, he would sometimes make a lengthy recitation, and sometimes a short one if he was travelling or similarly engaged. But most of the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.139.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.139A.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, The Recitation in the Morning Prayer.He would read from sixty to one hundred verses during the morning prayer. Sometimes he would read surah Qal; ar-Rum, at-'Takwir, or az-Zilzal in the last two rak'ah. While travelling, he would sometimes read the last two surahs of the Qur'an. Sometimes he would … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.139A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.140.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, The Recitation in the Noon Prayers.He would sometimes make this recitation lengthy. Abu Sa'eed even once said, "While he was standing in the noon prayer, one could go to al-Baqi'e and take care of some matter, return to his family, make ablution, return, and still find the Prophet, upon … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.140.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.140B.

Section : Sunnah acts of prayer, The Recitation in the Sunset Prayer.The Prophet would recite different surahs in the sunset prayer on different days. Sometimes he would recite al-A'raf in the two rak'ahs and sometimes at-Tur or al-Mursilat. Says Abu 'Umar ibn 'Abdul-Barr, "It is related that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, recited al-A'raf … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.140B.