How To Place the Hands and Fingers During the Tashahhud?

Question: What is the Sunna method of place the hands and fingers during the Tashahhud?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

When sitting in the prayer, whether it be the first or last sitting, it is Sunna to place your hands on your thighs till the tip of the fingers is at the ends of the knees.

Then when one reaches the statement ‘Ashadu An La ilaha, one should clench the pinky, ring, and middle fingers, place the tip of the thumb on the middle knuckle of the middle finger and raise the pointer finger.

When saying ‘ill Allah’ one should lower the pointer finger and leave the hands in that position until the end of the sitting [Ibn Abidin; Radd al-Muhtar].

Hope this helps
Allahu A’alam

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of the Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.