Prohibition When We Are Praying (Salat)

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Prohibition When We Are Praying (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain one thing we should not do when we are praying. Yup! As one of the rituals in Islam, there are some things that must be done, which are recommended, and which we should not do when we are praying. The prohibition I mean in our discussion is to put both hands at the waist. There are several things why it’s prohibited. I will explain that in a moment.

As always, before I explain prohibition when we are praying (salat) further, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Prohibition When We Are Praying (Salat)

The hadith about prohibition when we are praying (salat) that I mean is as follow;

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ نَهَى رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ الرَّجُلُ مُخْتَصِرًا. مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam has forbidden someone to put his hands on his waist when he is praying.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith explain, that we are forbidden to put both hands at the waist when we are praying because it can eliminate devout in prayer.

Two; Apart from that reason, the Prophet Muhammad forbade us to do that because it was done by Jews when he was praying.

All readers! Another important point that we have to understand in this discussion is that we must maintain the speciality of prayer. That is one of the factors that determines whether our prayer is accepted or rejected. What is meant devoutly in prayer is that we must truly pray with all our heart. In Islamic teachings, prayer is one of the moments a person faces Allah Ta’ala and talks with Him.

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