Monday, September 27, 2010

Premature Folding of Hands

Before the Compulsory (Farz) Congregation Prayers some people will stand with folded hands. This is not preferable. Thus many times following announcement is sometime heard in the Anona House Mosque.

"At the time of standing for Congregational Prayers is not allowed to stand with folded hands in the beginning, that is, before making intentions [cf. Shami]. One should stand with freely hanging hands. Do not fold your hands before the Prayer leader (the Imam) folds his hands after making intentions.

In the Standing Position (qiyam) it is Sunnah that the toes point towards the Qiblah. Toes pointing sideways is against Sunnah."

(Courtesy Qari Ilyas Sahab (DB))