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.


3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    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!

  • Adam
    Lv 6
    1 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

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