Fatwa: # 24477
Category: Prayer
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 19th February 2013


Do I need to keep my hands at my ears when making niyyat for Salat?


Salaam I want to know when reading namaz and doing the niyaat do I have to keep my hands by my ears as I am confused by many different people I want to know if I am reading my namaz correct?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Niyyat is to make intention which is from the heart.


When making niyyat the hands do not have to be raised to the ears. The hands should be on the sides when making niyyat.[1]



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best



Saeed Ahmed Golaub


Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved

Mufti Ebrahim Desai





[1]:ويرفع يديه مع التكبير وهو سنة " لأن النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام واظب عليه وهذا اللفظ يشير إلى اشتراط المقارنة وهو المروي عن أبي يوسف والمحكي عن الطحاوي والأصح أنه يرفع يديه أولا ثم يكبر لأن فعله نفي الكبرياء عن غير الله تعالى والنفي مقدم على الإثبات " ويرفع يديه حتى يحاذي بإبهاميه شحمتي أذنيه " الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1 / 48)

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