Prompts Before Takbir Ihram and Hand Position After That

Prompts Before Takbir Ihram and Hand Position After That ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the advice before takbir ihram and the position of the hand after that in prayer. Maybe there are some people who don’t know how he should put his hands after he raises his hands when takbir ihram and where should he put both of them? Does he have to put his hand on his chest? Above the stomach? Next to the waist? This is what I will explain in this article.

As always, before I answer a few of the questions above, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Takbir Ihram

The hadith about Takbir Ihram that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ وَائِلٍ بْنِ حُجْرٍ قَالَ ؛ صَلَّيْتُ مَعَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، فَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ الْيُمْنَى عَلَى يَدِهِ الْيُسْرَى عَلَى صَدْرِهِ . أَخْرَجَهُ ابْنُ خُزَيْمَةَ

From Wail bin Hujr, he said, “I once prayed with the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam. Then he put his right hand on his left hand above the chest.” The hadith is narrated by Ibn Khuzaimah.

All readers! What we need to know about the hadith is that the hadith explains the position of the hand; the right hand is placed above the left hand above the chest. That is the opinion of the majority of Islamic law experts. But actually, there are differences of opinion about the second place of hands after takbir ihram; above the navel, below the navel, or above the chest.

Besides that, there is one more important thing that we must know about how we are before takbir ihram. Imam al-Mutawalli said, “It is better, before someone raises his hands to takbir ihram, he should face his prostration and lower his head slightly, after that he must raise his head and both hands to takbir ihram.”

That is a brief explanation of prompts before Takbir Ihram and hand position after that. Do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation is very clear. So, I hope you understand. But, if you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


  • Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. I, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 297-298.
  • Imam Zainuddin Abdul Aziz al-Malibari, Fathu al-Mu’in bi Syarhi Qurrati al-‘Ain, Dar al-Kitaab al-Islaami, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 17.


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