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|Subject: Facing the Qiblah and Raising the Hands During Supplication Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:40 pm|| |
Question: For one’s prayer to be answered, are raising the hands and facing the Qiblah requisite elements of the supplication?Answer:
Raising the hands during supplication as well as facing the Qiblah – the noblest direction to face- is a stressed Sunnah. However, the acceptance of our prayers is not condition on doing so. For indeed Allah accepts the supplication of the sincere Muslim when he supplicates even if he does not raise his hands or face the Qiblah. It is not necessary for the person supplicating to raise his hands in order for Allah to accept his supplication. Here there could be other factors that prevent its acceptance even though the hands were raised.
Shaikh Ibn Jibreen.
Reference: Fatawa Islamiyah Volume 7 Page 291