Raf'ul Yadain and Ameen.
[A5] Booklet - 32 pages.
by Mufti Ahmad ul Qadiri Misbahi (Former Ustad and Professor, Islamic University; Jamia Ashrafiyyah, Mubarakpur, India).
In this brief booklet, over 20 Ahaadith, recorded in twenty-six famous and authentic books, have been cited. They are enough to satisfy and clarify those who may have been in doubt regarding Raf'ul Yadain, (raising hands at the first Takbeer only) and the Ruling regarding reciting Ameen silently during daily prayer.
It is Sunnah to raise up the hands only at the first Takbeer in the daily Prayers and the Friday Prayers. There is no hand-raising thereafter. This view is supported by many Ahaadith. This very view is the basis of the Fatwa of Imam Azam Abu Hanifah, May Allah be pleased with him. None of the Fatawa pronounced by him contradicts or goes against the Sunnah. The person who considers his Fatawa to be against the Sunnah, must surely be misguided.
It has become clear that it is Sunnah to lower one’s voice in saying ‘Ameen!’ in the same way as it is to read Sanaa (Subhaanaka Allaahumma), Aoozu Billaahi, Bismillaahi, the Tasbeehaat of Ruku’ and Sujud, Al-Tahiyyaat, Darood-e-Ibraahim and the Du’aa-e-Maathurah etc. This is what is proved and supported by the Sahih (authentic) Ahaadith and the practices and sayings of the Sahabah-e-Kiraam. This is also the fatwa (view) of Hazrat Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifah, May Allah be pleased with him.