What are the Islamic references to placing hands over chest and pointing of index finger during prayer?
What are the ahadith and what is there level of authenticity.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hands on Chest During Prayer:
Halb Ata'ee (RA) reports:
"l saw the Prophet(s.a.w) placing his right hand over his left hand over his chest" - Ahmad, Tirmidhi
Wa'il b. Hajr (RA) reports:
"I prayed with Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and he put his right hand over his left hand over his chest." - Ibn Khuzaimah, Abu Dawud, Muslim
Finger Position During Attahayyath:
`AbdAllah ibn al-Zubayr (RA) reports:
"The Prophet (s.a.w) would point with his finger when making du`a [in tashahhud] without moving it" - Abu Dawud, al-Nasa'i
- 1 decade ago
none at all ,praying with your hands on your chest and pointing your index finger during salaat are inovations of ummar ibne al khataab!
- AdamLv 61 decade ago
There are many hadith and interpretations of such.... www.islamonline.net www.islamq&a.com as well as many sites to explore opinions of scholars. But generally i agree with the answer above. Allah knows best