Prayer according to Sahih(Authentic) Hadiths

Source: http://aldawah.wordpress.com

Raising of Hands – Rafulyadain

Sahih Bukhari

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 704:

Narrated Abu Qilaba:

I saw Malik bin Huwairith saying Takbir and raising both his hands (on starting the prayers and raising his hands on bowing and also on raising his head after bowing. Malik bin Huwairith said, “Allah’s Apostle did the same.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 705:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

I saw Allah’s Apostle opening the prayer with the Takbir and raising his hands to the level of his shoulders at the time of saying the Takbir, and on saying the Takbir for bowing he did the same; and when he said, “Sami a-l-lahu Liman hamida “, he did the same and then said, “Rabbana wa laka-l-hamd.” But he did not do the same on prostrating and on lifting the head from it.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 706:

Narrated Nafi’:

Whenever Ibn ‘Umar started the prayer with Takbir, he used to raise his hands: whenever he bowed, he used to raise his hands (before bowing) and also used to raise his hands on saying, “Sami a-l-lahu Liman hamida”, and he used to do the same on rising from the second Rak’a (for the 3rd Rak’a). Ibn ‘Umar said: “The Prophet used to do the same.”

Sahih Muslim

Book 004, Number 0759:

Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), when he stood up for prayer, used to raise his hands apposite the shoulders and then recited takbir (Allah-o-Akbar), and when he was about to bow he again did like it and when he raised himself from the ruku’ (bowing posture) he again did like it, but he did not do it at the time of raising his head from prostration.

Book 004, Number 0762:

Malik b. Huwairith reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) raised his hands apposite his ears at the time of reciting the takbir (i. e. at the time of beginning the prayer) and then again raised his hands apposite the ears at the time of bowing and when he lifted his head after bowing he said: Allah listened to him who praised Him, and did like it (raised his hands up to the ears).

Muwatta Imam Malik

Book 3, Number 3.5.21:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Salim ibn Abdullah that Abdullah ibn Umar used to say “Allah is greater” in the prayer whenever he lowered himself and raised himself.

Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar used to raise his hands to the level of his shoulders when he began the prayer and when he raised his head from the ruku he would raise them less than that.

Book 3, Number 3.5.17:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Salim ibn Abdullah from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to raise his hands to the level of his shoulders when he began the prayer and when he raised his head from the ruku he raised them in the same way, saying, “Allah hears whoever praises him, our Lord and praise belongs to You.” He did not raise them in the sujud.

Book 3, Number 3.5.18:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that AIi ibn Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, ‘Allah is greater’ whenever he lowered himself and raised himself, and he continued to pray like that until he met Allah.”

Abu Dawood

Narrated Wa’il ibn Hujr:

I purposely looked at the prayer of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), how he offered it. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) stood up, faced the direction of the qiblah and uttered the takbir (Allah is most great) and then raised his hands in front of his ears, then placed his right hand on his left (catching each other).

When he was about to bow, he raised them in the same manner. He then placed his hands on his knees. When he raised his head after bowing, he raised them in the like manner. When he prostrated himself he placed his forehead between his hands.

He then sat down and spread his left foot and placed his left hand on his left thigh, and kept his right elbow aloof from his right thigh. He closed his two fingers and made a circle (with the fingers).

I (Asim ibn Kulayb) saw him (Bishr ibn al-Mufaddal) say in this manner. Bishr made the circle with the thumb and the middle finger and pointed with the forefinger.

Book 3, Number 0743:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) stood for offering the obligatory prayer, he uttered the takbir (Allah is most great) and raised his hands opposite to his shoulders; and he did like that when he finished recitation (of the Qur’an) and was about to bow; and he did like that when he rose after bowing; and he did not raise his hands in his prayer while he was in his sitting position.

When he stood up from his prostrations (at the end of two rak’ahs), he raised his hands likewise and uttered the takbir (Allah is most great) and raised his hands so as to bring them up to his shoulders, as he uttered the takbir in the beginning of the prayer.

Placing of Hands

Sahih Bukhari

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 771:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Malik bin Buhaina:

Whenever the Prophet used to offer prayer he used to keep arms away (from the body) so that the whiteness of his armpits was visible.

Sahih Muslim

Book 004, Number 0792:

Wa’il b. Hujr reported: He saw the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) raising his hands at the time of beginning the prayer and reciting takbir, and according to Hammam (the narrator), the hands were lifted opposite to ears. He (the Holy Prophet) then wrapped his hands in his cloth and placed his right hand over his left hand. And when he was about to bow down, he brought out his hands from the cloth, and then lifted them, and then recited takbir and bowed down and when (he came back to the erect position) he recited:” Allah listened to him who praised Him.” And when prostrates. He prostrated between the two palms.

Abu Dawood

Book 3, Number 0756:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

Jarir ad-Dabbi reported: I saw Ali (Allah be pleased with him) catching hold of his left hand) by his right hand on the wrist above the navel.

Book 3, Number 0758:

Narrated Tawus:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to place his right hand on his left hand, then he folded them strictly on his chest in prayer.

Saying Ameen Louder

Sahih Bukhari

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Imam says: ‘Ghair-il-Maghdubi ‘Alaihim Walad-Dallin (i.e. not the path of those who earn Your Anger, nor the path of those who went astray (1.7)), then you must say, ‘Ameen’, for if one’s utterance of ‘Ameen’ coincides with that of the angels, then his past sins will be forgiven.”

Sayings of Our Imams

  1. “When a hadeeth is found to be saheeh, then that is my madhhab.”
  2. “When I say something contradicting the Book of Allaah the Exalted or what is narrated from the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), then ignore my saying.”

“Truly I am only a mortal: I make mistakes (sometimes) and I am correct (sometimes). Therefore, look into my opinions: all that agrees with the Book and the Sunnah accept it; and all that does not agree with the Book and the Sunnah, ignore it.”

“If you find in my writings something different to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), then speak on the basis of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and leave what I have said.”

“The opinion of Awzaa’i, the opinion of Maalik, the opinion of Abu Haneefah: all of it is opinion, and it is all equal in my eyes. However, the proof is in the narrations (from the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and his Companions).”

OPINION

A lot has been said on this topic. We have to look at the last action of our prophet (S.A.W) and the companions around him during the last period with him (S.A.W). Imam Malik, Imam Shafai, Imam Ahmed are in favour of raising of hands during takbeer of bowing and rising from bowing. That mean 3/4  of the imams are of the same opinion and Imam Bukahri, Imam Muslim, Imam Tirmdhi, Imam Abu Dawood follow the same opinion as well. Shah Waliullah has given a fatwa in favour of raising the hands.

People, who says that, “it was allowed in the beginning but it was canceled because people use to bring idols in masjid and hide them under their armpits.” Their saying is totally baseless. It has no proof in Sahih Books. Idols were in Mecca not in Medina. In Medina, munafiqeen were creating problems not idols. And the Masjid was built in Medina. Also how is it possible to do other acts of the prayer while having an idol under the armpit? Doing sajdah and ruku would be impossible with an idol under the armpit. How can this not be  applied in the first Takbir of entering salah.

If you listen to such a thing again, ask that person from where you are quoting? Can you tell me the source of your talk from Sahih Books? Ask him to quote even, any weak hadith which says that now it is munsukh?

Secondly the hadiths which are found in both Bukhari and Muslim are called Mutafiq Alhe. This means, “It is the highest level authority in terms of sanad and text of hadith, which can not be rejected.”  Hadith of raising the hands are found both in Bukahri and Muslim, it means, it is Mutafiq Alhe. Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta are considered first category of hadith books. Abu Dawood is considered among the second category in the book of hadith.

For further reading please check the following

  1. http://www.islam-qa.com/index.php?ref=13340&ln=eng
  2. http://www.qss.org/articles/salah/toc.html [This book (Salat-un-Nabi) was also prescribed by Dr. Zakir Nayak in one of his lecture on PEACE TV]
  3. http://english.islamway.com/prayer/AdvSound.htm
  4. http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/law/fiqhussunnah/fus1_10.html
About these ads

23 thoughts on “Prayer according to Sahih(Authentic) Hadiths

  1. assalam -o- alaikum

    by the grace of Allah, I’ve been saying my prayers since when I was 7 yrs old but I have never raised my hands other than while saying first takbeer. This is what I learned from my elders and saw the same practice in the masajid where I usually say my prayers.

    I was of the view that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wassallam used to say his salat in different ways (raising hands, without raising hands etc).

    But I am confused after reading ur article … weren’t my prayers correct and according to the way of Prophet (peace be upon him)? The millions of muslims who pray and don’t raise hand on bowing and after bowing, are acting against the prophet’s course? what should I do now and how should I make up … should I repeat my all previous prayers?

    pl help … thanks

    • assalam -o- alaikum

      by the grace of Allah, I’ve been saying my prayers since when I was 7 yrs old but I have never raised my hands other than while saying first takbeer. This is what I learned from my elders and saw the same practice in the masajid where I usually say my prayers.

      Mashallah that you have been praying regularly.

      First of all we should know that regarding our deen, what ever we do – and follow – should be what our Prophet Muhammad (s) taught us or ordered us to do or did it himself. In this regard Allah has told us not to follow our ancestors or any one else for that matter – like culture/tradition/people/opinions etc. What we do and follow – we should have knowedge and proof that it is authentic and is from Prophet Muhammad (s)

      I was of the view that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wassallam used to say his salat in different ways (raising hands, without raising hands etc).

      The description of the prayer of Prophet Muhammad (s) has Alhamdullilah reached us in great detail. Regarding the issue of raising hands during prayer – all the authentic hadiths mention this act. The hadiths that you read in this article are all authentic. Sahih Bukhari and Muslim- are the most authentic books of hadiths and hadiths mentioned in them are of high status and authenticity.

      The majority of scholars followed this hadeeth and said that it is mustahabb for the worshipper to raise his hands at the points mentioned in the hadeeth.

      Imaam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) wrote a separate book on this issue which he called Juz’ fi Raf’ al-Yadayn (Section on Raising the Hands), in which he proved that the hands should be raised at these two points on the prayer, and he strongly denounced those who go against that. He narrated that al-Hasan said: “The Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to raise their hands during prayer when they bowed and when they stood up (from bowing).” Al-Bukhaari said, “Al-Hasan did not exclude any of the Sahaabah from that, and it was not proven that any one among the Sahaabah did not raise his hands.” (Source Islam QA :http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/21439/raising%20hands)

      So it is a proven fact that Rasool Allah (s) and all his companions raised their hands during Salat.
      There are some hadiths regarding raising hands only in the opening Takbeer mentioned in Abu Dawood. The hadith scholars have classified them as Daif – weak , therefore they can not be trusted and should not be followed.Therefore one should follow the most authentic hadiths mentioned in Bukhari and Muslim.

      But I am confused after reading ur article …

      Alhamdulillah! You did the right thing by asking the question to remove your confusion instead of condemning.

      weren’t my prayers correct

      The parts of prayer have been divided into three types based on what needs to be done if one forgets to perform it or deliberately omits it.

      They are: Pillars, Obligations and Sunnahs

      Pillars: You cant omit them. If you omit or forget them, the prayer is invalidated and has to be repeated

      Obligations: You cant omit them.If you forget them, you have to perform sajda –e- sahaw

      Sunnah: If you omit or forget them, then there is no harm or sin

      PILLARS: Pillars have to be performed and cannot be waived whether done deliberately or by mistake. Without them the prayer is invalid and has to be repeated. E.g. If one forgets to recite Surah Fatiha in a rakat, then that rakat has to be repeated.

      The pillars of prayer are fourteen
      1. Standing up if he is able
      2. Saying Allahu Akbar (i.e. to start the prayer; also called Takbeerat-al-Ihraam)
      3. Reciting surat al-Faatihah
      4. Bowing –Ruku
      5. Raisingafter bowing
      6. Standing up straight before bending for Prostration
      7. Prostrating on the seven body parts –forehead,nose,plams,knees and toes
      8. Rasing from prostration
      9. Sitting calmly between and after the prostrations
      10. Being calm in the above pillars
      11. The last tashah-hud
      12. Sitting for the last tashah-hud
      13. The first tasleem
      14 . The order which we mentioned

      Please note many people do not perform No. 6 and 9 during prayer. Rather they just rise from ruku and immediatley start to bow down for sajdah – this is wrong as one is missing out one pillar of salat. One should properly stand calmly and then start bending.. Similarly many people just raise from the Sajdah and immediately start bending again for the next sajdah. This is also wrong.

      OBLIGATORY PARTS: These parts have to be performed but are waived if one forgets. An obligatory part is waived if one forgets and can be compensated for by doing the prostration of forgetfulness( Sajda-e-Sahaw)
      The obligatory parts of prayer, of which there are eight, as follows:

      1. Takbeers other than the opening takbeer
      2. Saying “Sami’a Allaahu liman hamidah (Allaah hears those who praise Him” – for the imam and for the one who is praying alone.
      3. Saying “Rabbana wa laka’l-hamd (Our Lord, to You be praise)”
      4. Saying “Subhaana rabbiy al-‘azeem (Glory be to my Lord Almighty)” once when bowing
      5. Saying “Subhaana rabbiy al-a’laa (Glory be to my Lord most High)” once when prostrating
      6. Saying “Rabb ighfir li (Lord forgive me)” between the two prostrations
      7. The first tashahhud
      8. Sitting for the first tashahhud

      All the other parts of prayer are Masnoon. If you omit or forget them, the prayer is not invalidated and neither do you have to perform sajda-e-sahaw for it.(For details see: Islam Qa: Pillars, obligations & Sunnahs of prayer)

      For details regarding performing prostration of forgetfulness see the link below:
      Sajda-e-Sahaw

      http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/12527/prostration%20of%20forgetfulness

      So brother, if you were not raising hands during prayer then your prayer is NOT invalidated because it is not a pillar nor an obligation of prayer. Rather it is a Sunnah, a practice of Rasool Allah (s)

      and according to the way of Prophet (peace be upon him)?

      As discussed in detail previously, the way of the Prophet (s) – his Sunnah was to raise hands during prayer.

      The millions of muslims who pray and don’t raise hand on bowing and after bowing, are acting against the prophet’s course?

      They are missing out on a Sunnah, an act of prophet Muhammad (s) and are thus missing out on sawab and are not going according the saying of our Prophet (s) :“Pray as you have seen me praying.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 631).

      what should I do now and how should I make up … should I repeat my all previous prayers?

      Once it is proven that ahaadeeth and reports which say that the hands should not be raised are weak, then the ahaadeeth which say that the hands should be raised remain strong with no opposing reports. Hence the believer should not fail to raise his hands at the points in prayer described in the Sunnah.

      He should strive to make his prayer like the prayer of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who said, “Pray as you have seen me praying.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 631).

      Hence ‘Ali ibn al-Madeeni, the shaykh of al-Bukhaari, said: “It is the duty of the Muslims to raise their hands when they bow in rukoo’ and when they stand up from rukoo’.” Al-Bukhaari said: “ ‘Ali was the most knowledgeable of the people of his time.”

      Once the Sunnah has been explained clearly, no one has the right to ignore it, following whoever among the scholars said that. Imaam al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The scholars are agreed that if the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) becomes clear to a person, it is not permissible for him to ignore it in favour of the opinion of anyone.”


      So brother, you do not have to repeat your previous prayers as mentioned previously. Now that you know the Sunnah of Rasool Allah s you should start raising hands during prayer as well and strive hard to make your prayer like the prayer of Rasool Allah (s)

      For detailed explanation and description of Prophet Muhammad’s (s) prayer you can listen to a lecture by Dr.Farhat Hashmi. Namaz e Nabawi (s) in urdu at the following link:

      http://www.farhathashmi.com/dn/Audio/Seerah/NamazeNabwi/tabid/515/Default.aspx

      References:
      Islam QA: Pillars, Obligations and Sunnahs of Prayer

      http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/65847/pillars

      Islam QA: Why don’t the hanifis accept the hadith regarding raising hands during prayer in Sahih Bukhari?

      http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/21439/raising%20hands

      Islam QA: Explanation of Rafulyadain in Prayer

      http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/1765/raising%20hands

      pl help … thanks

      I hope Inshallah this will remove your confusion and you will strive to start raising your hands in prayer and adopt other Sunnahs so that you dont miss out on the sawab and make your prayer closer to the prayer of Prophet Muhammad (s). May Allah increase you in knowledge, A’mal and Emaan. ameen.

      Wasalam,

      http://javeria.wordpress.com

      • Assalamu alaikum,

        Alhamdulillah i found it clear about the confusions that i had for a long time. thanks to you brother to propound such an illustrious article. i have already mailed it to a number of my friends so that they could correct their prayer.

        Brother i’ve got some problems still regarding salah. the questions regarding those are as follows:

        1. do i have to raise my hands while standing for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th raka’h?

        2. did prophet (saw) pray 4 raka’h sunnat muakkada before zuhur prayer (fard)? is this a sin if i only perform the fard prayer and omit the sunna prayer?

  2. nice bro tawwaab .. if this arcle has made you confused then, I guess, the objective has been achieved. what else these types of articles can serve?

    since all the issues of muslim world and muslims have been resolved, so we now we’ve engaged ourselves in other important issues like
    - one should raise hands during and after bowing or not?
    - one should raise hands before sajdah or not?
    - one should raise hands once, 4 times or 6 times in a rakat?
    - aameen with voice or without
    - hands should be placed on chest, or blow chest or blow ‘naaf’
    - etc etc

    and on each item, ahadith should be collected, articles should be written and finally a new sect should be created

    sis javeria, is it the purpose for which prophet (peace be upon him) came in this world (nao dho billah)? or the blessed group of sahaba (r.a.) spent their lives for these types of issues

    please think over it and don’t help those hands who want to divide muslims to achieve their own goal

    • @Fakiha
      Assalamu Alaykum,
      You said:nice bro tawwaab .. if this arcle has made you confused then, I guess, the objective has been achieved. what else these types of articles can serve?

      You mean that if some information makes you confused then that information is useless and should be condemned?
      I would like to ask you if you follow the same philosophy regarding your worldy matters.Im sure many people get confused when they are studying Chemistry or Physics or algebra etc.. does that mean they should stop studying the subjects that confuse them? Or should they seek more knoweldge and work harder in order to understand the subject?

      Confusion is caused due to lack of knowledge and understanding.I believe brother Tawaab did the right thing by asking the question so he can obtain more information and knowledge!

      Why is it that when it comes to worldy information,books after books and research after research on a certain topic is so highly appreciated whereas when it comes to deen, anything which contradicts a persons own way of action is condemned?

      The importance of the prayer in Islam cannot be understated. It is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned after mentioning the testimony of faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples. Allah has declared its obligatory status under majestic circumstances.
      Prophet (peace be upon him) said,:”The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad.”

      and YET you say that talking about how to perform prayer according to the Sunnah is wrong!! SubhanAllah!
      So we all should wait for ALL the problems of the Muslim world to be solved before talking about SUNNAH. I think we will have to wait for ever then!!

      If you had read the article properly you would have realized that it consisted of the SAYINGS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (s) from authentic books. Wasn’t teaching the proper way of praying one of the purpose of Rasool Allah? You will find entire chapters on Prayer and its descritopn in books of ahadith, so much stress and importance given to prayer and its descritopn, hundereds of hadiths regarding prayer…..And yet you ask that “is it the purpose for which prophet (peace be upon him) came in this world (nao dho billah)? or the blessed group of sahaba (r.a.) spent their lives for these types of issues” STRANGE VERY STRANGE INDEED.

      If you read the article again you will realize that the artice aimsto remove the differences between the people regarding this issue by inviting them to follow the pure Sunnah – the way of Rasool Allah by following the authentic hadiths regarding prayer instead of blind following of ancestors,people,cultre and blind following of madhabs!

      Wasalam.

      • Assalamu Alaykum,
        You said:nice bro tawwaab .. if this arcle has made you confused then, I guess, the objective has been achieved. what else these types of articles can serve?
        You mean that if some information makes you confused then that information is useless and should be condemned?
        [fakiha]
        Yes, if the provided information is incomplete or not appropriate for the person to whom you are providing that information, then definitely it would create problems and confusion

        I would like to ask you if you follow the same philosophy regarding your worldy matters.Im sure many people get confused when they are studying Chemistry or Physics or algebra etc.. does that mean they should stop studying the subjects that confuse them? Or should they seek more knoweldge and work harder in order to understand the subject?
        Confusion is caused due to lack of knowledge and understanding.I believe brother Tawaab did the right thing by asking the question so he can obtain more information and knowledge!
        Why is it that when it comes to worldy information,books after books and research after research on a certain topic is so highly appreciated whereas when it comes to deen, anything which contradicts a persons own way of action is condemned?
        and YET you say that talking about how to perform prayer according to the Sunnah is wrong!! SubhanAllah!

        [fakiha]
        In worldly matters; let’s take an example: a person is suffering from a serious disease; he goes to a doctor (who is very expert, honest, experienced, and qualified). The doctor examines that patient and suggests an operation. At this point, what type of information the patient would require? Don’t say that the doctor should provide him as much information as he knows about this disease, names of books which discusses this disease, universities where he learned about this disease, steps of operation, how would the patient’s body would be cut and how would be stitched etc etc. The patient requires very limited info, if the doctor goes beyond this limitation then you understand how would that patient react.
        The similar is with the issues of deen; for a common person only limited info is enough and he/she requires only ‘what to do’ and ‘how to do’ type of lists from an authentic, reliable, honest and knowing source.

        So we all should wait for ALL the problems of the Muslim world to be solved before talking about SUNNAH. I think we will have to wait for ever then!!
        If you had read the article properly you would have realized that it consisted of the SAYINGS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (s) from authentic books. Wasn’t teaching the proper way of praying one of the purpose of Rasool Allah? You will find entire chapters on Prayer and its descritopn in books of ahadith, so much stress and importance given to prayer and its descritopn, hundereds of hadiths regarding prayer…..And yet you ask that “is it the purpose for which prophet (peace be upon him) came in this world (nao dho billah)? or the blessed group of sahaba (r.a.) spent their lives for these types of issues” STRANGE VERY STRANGE INDEED.

        [fakiha]
        Nobody has said that talking about how to perform prayer according to the Sunnah is wrong.
        You know very well that there is difference of opinions on the subject among Mujtahedeen (Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafae and Imam Ahmed, r.a.a). They all have more knowledge and Taqwa then you and me (at least then me). I think it’s not disputed that all the rulings of shariah, they’ve compiled, for us according to Quran & Sunnah. The only difference was of principles of Islamic Law (Usool-e-Faqh), according to which they give preference one hadith onto other while deducing various rulings of shariah, and the other similar stuff.

        Let’s assume this is the proper way of teaching how to pray according to sunnah — then, in response to brother Tawwab’s post why did you list pillars of prayer, obligatory parts of prayer and masnoon parts instead of listing the authentic hadeeths of rasolullah (peace be upon him)?

        If you read the article again you will realize that the artice aimsto remove the differences between the people regarding this issue by inviting them to follow the pure Sunnah – the way of Rasool Allah by following the authentic hadiths regarding prayer instead of blind following of ancestors,people,cultre and blind following of madhabs!

        [fakiha]
        The purpose of my post is not to start another debate. Just wanted to make you understand that being muslims we’ve other more important things that need to be communicated to common people.
        This is a very big question mark on Islam and Muslims, if we are still fighting on the prayer method (in 1430h). Just leave it to followers of four madhahib as all four are according to Quran-o-Sunnah. I prefer trusting on Imam Hanifa (r.a.) instead of following some person who is much lesser in knowledge and taqwa then Imam sahib (r.a.).

        Wasalam.

        [fakiha]
        wassalam

  3. I have two questions,I need to know or find the hadith that advices us not to talk in the restroom and explanation to that hadith as I have someone asking for dallil after told that this was adviced upon.2.I will like to also inquire about the way one washes their feet during wudu without a sock.Is it suppose to be wiped over with a hand full of water or actually have the water poured over your feet.I have alittle knowledge that it was forbidden to wipe over ones feet as stated in Bukari(RA) but I know someone who takes a hand full of water then pours it over their feet without the dripping of water this is done only once (the hand full of water )and wiped three times.Could you please guide me to these hadiths and please elaborate more on them.JazakaAllah Khairan

  4. Dear Fakiha
    Your claim that you follow Imam Abu Hanifa(Rahimahullah) is absolutely false. Abu Hanifa Rahimahullah said that when a Hadith is found to be authentic, that is my Madhab.
    While what the Hanafis do is that if you find a Quranic verse or an authentic Hadith opposing our Madhab, turn and twist and turn it and do imaginary ta’weel to make it fit our Madhab. Such corrupt Fiqh was one of the practices found in Banu Israel and one of the reasons for their destruction.
    Abu Hanifa Rahimahullah also said that it is Haram for someone to be following my rulings if they don’t know the source of where I got them from.
    And as one self-acclaimed Hanafi Imam said when quoted a Sahih Hadith opposing his action “Jao Pehlay Abu Hanifa, phir Rasoolullah” (meaning Go away, First Abu Hanifa, then the Prophet Peace be upon him)
    Anyone is welcome to e-mail me at ibnabdullah08@gmail.com for more material on such issues

  5. Assalamun alaikum …..

    Can u tell me which hadiath shia muslims follow and believe in???
    Please do reply … its very importand and urget…

    Thanx 4 the help…

    May allah bless u…

    Take care

  6. Asalaamualykum Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
    Reading the above comments has deeply disappointed me.It is just another example of the divisions that have crept into our ummah.Islam was supposed to be a unifying force and not a devisive one but unfortunately our own corrupted thoughts and deeds have rendered it otherwise.Hanafi, Shaafi,Humbali and Maliki are just four interpretations of the physical aspects of Islam and the essence behind all the four is the same viz. to come closer to the ultimate reality and the absolute truth called ALLAH.Let us learn to accept our differences and live with them and not prove ourselves right by proving others wrong.Let us not think of ourselves as agents of a particular Madhab,but as members of the larger ummah.Differences have always existed,even in the times of the sahaba (RA)but they did not let those differences develope into animosity, rather they worked together shoulder to shoulder,towards the common goal of strengthening the spread of Islamic beliefs and values.Let us do the same.

  7. Assalamu alaikum to all of you,

    after reading the above articles and comments i’d like to make a small request to all of who are reading. its not bad while presenting one’s own reasoning because its in the Quran where reasoning and arguing with proper knowledge has been made halal but we have to remember that we have to have respect to opponent unless problem of “ego” may create problem. and there’s nothing harm in accepting one’s own mistake. Rather Allah dislikes those people who intentionally present false argument in order to support their own misconception. for example calling rib’a as an investment.

    coming to the point of different madhhab, i used to consider myself as a hanafi. but since reading the quran where it is mentioned that creating sects is haram, i started looking for authentic hadith where i found the final solution mashallah.

    i’d like to present a simple logic. albert einstein was a genius and there’s no doubt about that. but do u think he was right about everything he stated. if he is compared to a modern scientist regardless of the difference of era, anyone can conclude that the modern scientist is more knowledgeable than einstein. but is this logical to compare person with more information available with a person who with less information. answer is “NO”. einstein gave his theories according the information available to him. but the availability of information regarding science is great in modern age compared to the age of einstein. the bottom line is that although we don’t doubt that albert einstein was a genius but neither we follow his false theories rather we approve the information which is fact.

    in the same way we respect all the imams but we have to understand that at their age only the quran was compiled not the hadiths. so, it could be possible that the da’eef (weak) hadith reached abu hanifa (ra) and not the sahih hadith. he commented his fatwa concerning his own understanding with the available information he had. he also ordered people not to follow him without having proper knowledge about the source of his fatwa. moreover he and all the other imams stated that if any of his fatwa contradicts with the quran or sahih hadith throw out his fatwa and accept what rasulallah (saw) said.

    prophet (saw) said that, whoever obeys him obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys him disobeys Allah. so, i’d like to request u not to take risk by following any fatwa without really knowing it.

  8. Assalamalaikum,

    Thank you and Jazakallah Khairun for posting the article: Prayer according to Sahih(Authentic) Hadiths which gives a guideline which can be helpful to those who want it to be. Personally, I feel it is the duty of each individual to find out and try and follow Islam as per the Quran and Sunnah, as each person WILL be answerable for his own deeds.

    The objection that I have here is to the tone initially used by Fakiha. Whether one follows something or not is their problem , but to be insulting towards people who are trying to solve differences in the most BASIC and FUNDAMENTAL way of worship, cannot be right. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and everyone should have the right to speak their mind , but do we have to be sarcastic and rude if our opinions differ?? Specially in the matter of deen!!

    I think we all need to grow up and face the fact that our opinion may or may not be the only right ones. If, after having researched enough on something one still feels that they are right , there is an etiquette required to place an argument. One just cannot go around being a bully and using offensive tone where the language is set to show that this is a case of ‘superior than thou’ attitude!!

    And yes, it is our duty as an educated generation to find out about our religion and not just follow the madhabs or anything that has been passed down to us thru generations at face value. That is taking a short cut.

    Allah knows best, if you cannot research or choose not to study how to follow the formalities in salah or any other aspect, it is your choice. If I wish to follow some madhab , it is my wish. But one cannot tell others who are interested to find out more about religious affairs not to do so!

    Fakiha, if the objective is to get to the bottom of a problem then it should be dealt with, in that manner. If you are not interested in how the salah should be , it is your choice too. But just because YOU are not in agreement , does it allow you to be insulting??

    I am sorry that I am even having to write this comment, as to me it seems quite petty that no matter who says what , whether it is good or not, the truth or a lie , there is always someone out there to be as rude as possible. Discussions should be held with maximum respect and constraint for each other. I much prefer your second reply later as it was less full of sarcasm and more leaning towards explaining your opinion.

    I do have a question for those of you who are interested in fixing their salah (Please Fakiha, I am not interested in your opinion unless it is worded properly without any hidden insults) :

    1) The placing of hands during recitation of Surah Fatiha. The ahadith that I have come across are not specific enough as one says chest ,the other above navel. For women, the rule should be the same as for men, as we all follow our beloved Prophet(Pbuh), yet women hold hands higher while men lower. Any idea as to what is the right way??

    I know this is a small and insignificant issue in the context of world issues but to me, my prayer and my deen is the world.
    I think by learning how to say prayers correctly, I am at least doing something right!!My research into my religion and finding out about the truth will, inshallah, change the generations after me, in how deen is to be practiced and this in turn will teach them that we are not a flock of sheep and our religion gives us the RIGHT to find out about it. The practises of our fathers and grandfathers may not have been right and that can only be found out by research.

    Allah loves those who enquire just as He had loved Prophet Abraham(pbuh) who was himself an enquirer. The fixing of my prayers, conduct , opinion actually in a small way changes the world- at least, mine and my generations’ world and that is how truth and justice and goodness spreads through generations. Finding out about salah or any aspect of our religion is incumbent on us. To try and make a difference in the world by telling the truth is also our responsibility.

    If all of us applied our deen into our lives and duniyas, the world would surely be a better place to live. After all what is Islam, but a way of life which is a combination of duty towards Allah and His creations. Being dutiful towards the pillars and forgetting to be good to others is not being a good Muslim as neither is being a great person but forgetting your tawhid,salah , zakat , hajj , or roza!!

    Please, let us try and be good to each other as well as find the correct way of ibadah! If someone can, then please do post your findings about placing of hands during Surah Fatiha with references.

    Jazakallah Khairun and may Allah show us all the right way and give us the strength to deal with opinions of others that contradict ours in the right way. Wallahualam(Allah knows best)

    Hina

  9. brothers /sisters in islam can any one please help me get out of confusion how women have to offer salah ,some say its different from men some say its same .i am really confused.plese explain me with reference of sahee hadith

  10. A/A
    what is wrong with u guys. why you dont understand the truth. it seems the following verse of the HOLY QURAN is revealed for you

    Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allah’s Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment. (2; 7 )

    when you are given the authentic hadidth for rafiel ul din and other sunnah of the prophet [pbuh] , why dont you understand……………..

  11. i want proof shai hadith and QURAN .if we reciting behind imam we can recite sura fatia bihind i want all evidence bec iam reciting sura fatia behind imam bec if any person not recite sura fatia behind imaam salah will not complite so plz give me all evidence for it ,allha hafiz

  12. I’m so glad to see your site, promoting the true Islam.
    Please alos check Abu Yahya’s site inzaar.com, he’s also doing a great job.
    He’s the same person whose ‘jab zindagi shuru ho gee’ is the best seller for quite sometime now.

  13. assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah , is the way of performing salah same for both men and women ??? because for a women it is compulsory act to do pardah according to sunnah

  14. ayisha r.a. said fardi salat was two and was increase,but salat subhi remain the same and the others were increasewho increase, them??????

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s