Prayer # 6: Hands Crossed On The Chest

Prayer # 6: Hands Crossed On The Chest

After saying takbeer and raising both hands, place your right hand over your left hand.

Wail bin Hujr, Radiyallahu Anhu, reported that he offered the prayer with the Prophet, Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, and he put his right hand on his left hand (and the both hands were placed) on his chest. (Ibn Khuzaimah: 479).

Halb, Radiyallahu Anhu, said that he saw Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, had placed his hands on his chest (while offering his prayer) (Ahmad : 22313, 226/5).

Sahl bin Sad, Radiyallahu Anhu, reported that the people had been commanded to place their right hand on the left fore-arm in prayer (Bukhari: 740).

Narrated Wail bin Hujr, Radiyallahu Anhu, Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, placed his right hand over his left hand, wrist-joint and (left) fore-arm (Nasa’i: 889).

There is no difference between the prayer of men and women, as mentioned in the following hadith,

Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam, said; Offer your prayer as you see me praying (Bukhari:631)

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The author has been writing since elementary school. Prior to be the in-charge person for contents she often contributed to an Islamic website. Further, she has co-authored two books and one book of poetry. Her previous banking career followed her completing Bachelor of Economics. She obtained an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. She currently lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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