Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim

Reading From The Mushaf During Prayer

Is it permissible in the Hanbali madhhab for one to recite from an open mushaf while in Salah?  If so, which type of salah i.e. Fardh, Wajib, Wajib, Nafl, alone, congregation, etc.?  If it is permissible, what are the conditions allowing for it?

I know I have seed this written in a book somewhere but I could not find the reference. But I remember asking my sheikh this and I have written on the margin of my book: "It is not makruh to pray reading from the mushaf, but it is better to put it on something in front of the person praying." The sheikh did not say that this is permissible for any particular types of prayer.

As for conditions for doing so without breaking the prayer: probably the most important thing is that the motions not be so much that it is no longer obvious that the person is actually praying. Also, the mushaf should be handled with proper respect and it should not be placed directly on the ground.

And Allah knows best.

wa al-salamu `alaykum