Nayl al-Farqadayn fi Mas’alat Raf`al-Yadayn by ‘Allamah Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri

Nayl al-Farqadayn fi Mas’alat Raf` al-Yadayn

nayl-farqadayn(Clarity on the Ruling of Lifting of the Hands in Prayer)

by ‘Allamah Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri

The ruling pertaining to the lifting of both hands at the time of going into ruku` (the bowing position in Salah) and sujud (prostration) has been a matter of contention from the very early stages of Islam.

In this work Shah Sahib explains all the Ahadith which are apparently for and against such a practice and concludes by pointing out that the Hanafi view ought to be upheld in this regard i.e. that the hands should be raised only once at the time of the commencement of the salah and that would be in conformity with the sunnah of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.)

Shah Sahib wrote this 145-page book in Arabic while he was teaching in Deoband. In its introduction he states that his intention for writing this book was not to prove that lifting of the hands in salah is correct or incorrect, since there were Ahadith that justify both such practices. However, in this work, he made an attempt to elaborate upon the preferred opinion on this matter.

6 thoughts on “Nayl al-Farqadayn fi Mas’alat Raf`al-Yadayn by ‘Allamah Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri

  1. The arabic font for this treatise should be updated. The font is of the old script, and many would find it difficult to read today.

    • Assalamu ‘alaykum,

      Actually, there is a newer version of the book that has been included in a collection of ‘Allamah Kashmiri’s works, entitled Majmu’ Rasa’il Kasmiri. It is a multi-volume collection of his works and was published by Idarat al-Qur’an of Karachi.

      • as-Salam Alaikum

        Do you know if that work is available to be bought online anywhere?

        Jazakallah Khairan

  2. Imam Abul Hasan Al Quduri, author of the famous Mukhtasar al-Quduri, also authored a seven volume work entitled al-Tajrid in which he discussed the disagreements between the Hanafis and Shafi’is. Has anyone ever found this work? I don’t think it is very popular, as I have never heard anyone referencing it.

  3. As-salamu ‘alaykum,

    The Azhar Academy bookstore in London received just one copy in its recent shipment of books from Egypt. It was sold as soon as it was made available, of course.

    It was a 12 volume edition published by Dar alSalam of Egypt. Please see link below.

    Mawlana Husain Kadodia described it thus:

    ”Allamah Quduris masterpiece, a book full of adillah and fiqh al-Muqarin. Really shows what a master he was in both fiqh and hadith.”

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