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Raising The Hands During Or Connected To Sajda

Assalamu Alaikum,

I have noticed Salafi brothers after the second sajda do rafayadayn whilst still sitting, thereafter go into qiyam. Is this to be found in the Hanbali madhab? If not do you know where they get this practise from?

wa `alaykum al-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

I have not been able to find anything that advocates raising the hands before coming up to from bowing. It certainly is not the official position of the late madhhab, since this means associating raising the hands for the third rak`ah, and because doing so would requires sitting in order to do it before standing. Both ideas are contrary to the official position.

As for some evidence about raising the hands:

1. Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim included the following in their compilations of rigorously authenticated hadiths, and it is also found in the reamining seven major collections of hadith
It is narrated on the authority of `Abd Allah bin `Omar (Allah be pleased with them both) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) would raise his hands parallel to his shoulders when beginning the prayer. And when said Allahu akbar when bowing and when raising his head from bowing he would also raise them the same way and say Allah hears whomever praises Him. [O,] our Lord: to all praise is Yours! And he did not do this during prostration.
2 . And in a narration from the Companion Abu Humaid (Allah be pleased with him) found in Abu Dawud's Sunnan there is
...he would raise his hands until making them parallel to his shoulders and then say Allahu akbar...
3 . And in Muslim's Sahih, on the authority of Malik bin Al-Huwarith (Allah be pleased with him) there is a hadith similar to Ibn `Omar's (Allah be pleased with them both) listed above, however here he said
...[he would raise his hands] until making them parallel to his ear lobes...
T hese three hadiths are in Ibn Hajar's Bulugh al-maram. They are hadiths 290-92 in in some editions (Dar Ibn Kathir), while 273-75 in others (Nur al-Din `Itr's commentary).

These hadiths are the evidence for the Shafi`i and Hanbali madhhabs in raising the hands when beginning the prayer, when going down to bow, and when coming up from it. This has been narrated from some fifty of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them one and all), and is considered mutawatur [mass transmission]. The Shafi`is add raising the hands upon coming up to the third rak`a.

These hadiths are clear evidence that the hands should not be raised in between the two prostrations, something that the four living schools of Ahl al-Sunnah agree on. Ibn Hazam (may Allah have mercy upon him) and some contemporaries claim that the hands should be raised in between prostrations. They cite hadiths narrated by Imam Ahmad on the authority of Wa'il ibn Hajr (Allah be pleased with him):
"...He would raise his hands whenever he said Allahu akbar", raised up, put down, and between the two sajdahs"
A l-Tahtawi on the authority of Ibn `Omar (Allah be pleased with them both)
"...He would raise his hands each time he descended, ascended, bowed, prostrated, stood up, sat, and between the two sajdahs"
a nd Al-Daraqutni on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (Allah be pleased with him)
"...He would raise his hands every time he descended or ascended"
T he vast majority of scholars considered these hadiths to be weak and did not used them as evidence since these hadiths clearly contradict rigorously authenticated hadiths.

Other than Ibn Hazm, I have no idea what sort of precedence they cite and what evidence they have.

And Allah knows best.

[Sources used: Al-Furu`, Al-Salsabil fi ma`rifat al-dalil, Al-`Uddah, Bulugh al-maram, `Ilam al-anam]

wa al-salamu `alaykum