I want to ask what is right, should we do rafa῾yadain or not?





In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum  wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


According to the Hanafi Mazhab (school of thought), it is preferable not to do Rafa῾yadain (raising the hands) in other postures except for takbēr- e- tahrīmah. However, if one does so, then it is permissible.


The other Mazhabs’ Shafī῾,Maliki and Hanbali prefers doing Rafa῾yadin in other postures as well as during takbēr- e- tahrīmah.


The founders of each of the four Mazhab were authorities in all aspects of Deen. Every ruling is well substantiated with Qurān, Hadith and the different sciences.   


Every person who adheres to a Mazhab should follow the ruling of his Mazhab. No person following his Mazhab should be reproached.  


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Zaid Mohammed Shelia,



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



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