Chapter : The command to observe prayer with tranquillity and calmness and forbiddance of making gesture with hands and lifting them while pronouncing salutation, and the completing of first rows and joining together well in them.

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him) used to touch our shoulders in prayer and say: Keep straight, don’t be irregular, for there would be dissension in your hearts. Let those of you who are sedate and prudent be near me, then those who are next to them, then those who are next to them. Abu Mas’ud said: Now-a-days there is much dissension amongst you.