Section on Raising the Hands in the Prayer – Muhammad ibn Ismaeel al-Bukhari – Abu Taher Zubair Ali Zeei

In the religion of Islam after declaring the shahadah, the second most important pillar is the Salaah (prayer). Whenever the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to pray, he used to raise both his hands up to his ears or shoulders during the first takbeer, before ruku’, and after ruku, as is proven from the Mutawaatir ahadith. In common language, it is called “Rafa Yadain”.