The Salafi "Position" in Regards to Placing the Hands in Salah
Two Fridays ago several brothers came together at Masjid Al-Salam in Nashville, TN, to clarify the correct position in regards to the placement of the hands. Representing one side of the debate was Imam Abdullah Al-Ansary (student of Shaykh Ghudayan - rahimahullah) of the Islamic Center of Tennessee and representing another side of the debate was Imam Abdiaziz Irobie (student of Shaykh Muqbil - rahimahullah).
The end result, I believe, was that both of the imams brought there proof, and the such differences in the religion is permissiable. There is no one Salafi position regarding this issue. Salafiyyah is not a school of fiqh. Every position and Salafi holds today stands on the backs of all those before us. Whether one prayer with his/her hands below the navel, on the chest, in between the two, or at one's side, the main matter in the din is in regards to the `aqidah and the overall minhaj of our religion.
Yonkers, New York
July 31, 2010