Research: Muhaqqiq Khalil Ahmed [May Allah preserve him]
English Translation: Abdullah Chsiti Sabri
The Ahlus sunnah wal jamah consists of four school of Jurispudence. All the four school have their evidence from shariah for their practices.
The wahabis don’t follow any school of Fiqh and they pick and choose what ever suits them.
These wahabis have special hatred towards the follower of Hanafi school of Fiqh.
Raf’ay-yadayn simply means to raise the hands during prayer. When people begin their salat, they raise their hands to signify that they have left all things and submitted themselves towards Allah alone. This also signifies the individual’s testimony of Allah’s Unity. The Hanafis (as members of the Ahl as-Sunna wa’l-Jama’a) believe that this act of raising the hands to the level of the ears should only be undertaken at the start of the prayer and not during it.
Imam Nasai [Rh] has narrated a hadith on the authority of Malik Bin Huwarith [Radiallahu ta’ala]
(Chapter: The desirability of raising the hands at the time of lifting head from first prostration)
The chain is like this:
Imam Nasai—Mohammed bin Al Mushni—-Ibn Abi Ady—SHOEB—-Qatadah—-nsar bin Aasim—Malik bin Hawarith —prophet ( sal allahu alayhi wa sallam)
Malik Bin Huwairith ( Rd) reported
“ The messenger of Allah ( sal allahu alayhi wa sallam) used to raise his hands at the time of beginning the prayer and did it when lifting his head from prostration .”
See the scan from Beirut edition of Sunan Nasai with its Sharah By Imam Suyuti (rd) and Allama Sindhi
Online edition can be seen here ( hadith 1093)
When ever the wahabis used to raise the topic of Raf al Yadayn , the lay person of the Hanafi fiqh used to bring this hadith and ask these wahabis that why don’t you wahabis raise hands in between the two prostrations as is mentioned in this hadith?
The wahabis had no answer as they claim to follow hadith.
So what the wahabis recently did what was they changed the name of one of the narrators in this hadith , so that this chain becomes weak.
The Pakistani wahabi branch of Darussalam have compiled all major six hadith book( Al Sihah al sittah)in one book and published it.
In this compilation the name SHOEB in the chain , who is a trustworthy narrator has been changed with SAEED who is a weak narrator.
All this was done to call this narration as weak.
See the scan from the fabricated wahabi edition published by Darus salam
All the sunni muslims are requested to note this and spread the news about wahabis fabrication .
Thanks to sidi sunnimale of marifah forums
To know more about Hanafi proof please contact Shaykh Abul Hasan on www.marifah.net/forums
Abdullah Chisti Sabri
8th Rabil Al Awwal 1430
6 March 2009