Folding hands in Prayer in Shia Ahadith

Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

When anyone of  you stand for prayer (salaah) than he should place his hands on his chest.

Book : Khisal

Author : Shaikh Sadooq

Publisher : Al-Kisa Publishers, North Karachi, Pakistan

Page : 414

Book Scan : Available

A refutation :

Few shia websites are misguiding people by the folowing hadith

Prophet [s] tought Sahaba to offer prayers without folded hands

Imam Ahmed reocrds:

حدثنا عبد الله حدثني أبي ثنا أبو معاوية ثنا الأعمش عن مسيب بن رافع عن تميم بن طرفة عن جابر بن سمرة قال : خرج علينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ذات يوم فقال ما لي أراكم رافعي أيديكم كأنها أذناب خيل شمس أسكنوا في الصلاة

Jabi bin Samara said: ‘Once Allah’s messenger (s came to us andid: ‘Why you fold your hands as the tails of horses, you have to settle in prayer’’.
Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Volume 5 page 93 Hadith 20905

Shaykh Shoib Al-Aranut stated about this Hadith:

‘The chain is Sahih according to Muslim’s standard’

Imam Showkani records in Nail al-Awtar, Volume 2 page 200:

واحتج القائلون ) بالإرسال بحديث جابر بن سمرة المتقدم بلفظ : (ما لي أراكم رافعي أيديكم)

Those who deem unfolding relied on the tradition of Jabir bin Samara (why do you fold your hands).

Do remember that رافعي أيديكم means “raise your hands” not “fold your hands” , this is also present in the notorious shia website of lying , ,

perhaps it was started by these liars. Wallaho Aalam.

InshaAllah we will keep exposing their lies and mistranslations and distortions in texts with time. You can also visit to see more samples of their lies.

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