What is the ruling on raising the hands (in supplication) when reciting the morning and evening adkhar?


Since it hasn’t been established that the Prophet, sallahu alayhi wa salam,  used to raise his hands when reading the morning and evening adkhaar, it is therefore not legislated to do so and Allah knows best.

Ash-Shaykh Bin Baaz, rahimahullah, said:

فلا نرفع أيدينا في هذه المواطن التي لم يرفع فيها صلى الله عليه وسلم ؛ لأن فعله حجة ، وتركه حجة ، وهكذا بعد السلام من الصلوات الخمس ، كأن يأتي بالأذكار الشرعية ولا يرفع يديه ، فلا نرفع في ذلك أيدينا اقتداء به صلى الله عليه وسلم

We shouldn’t raise our hands in these scenarios which the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam didn’t raise his hands in since his, sallahu alayhi wa salam’s, action is a hujjah (i.e. a proof on its own) and his abandonment of something is (likewise) a hujjah (i.e. a proof). Similarly (is) in the case after the salaams from the five daily prayers in which the person would perform the legislated adhkaar without raising his hands. Therefore we shouldn’t raise our hands in that state, so that we may take him, sallahu alayhi wa salam, as a good example…”


Answered anjd Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr