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Section VIII: Standing after Bowing What is Said During it and Where to Place the Hands

Firstly: The Ruling of Standing after Rising from Bowing
Standing after rising from bowing is one of the integrals of prayer. This is the position of the majority: the Malikis, Shafi`is, and Hanbalis. It is also one position related from Abu Hanifah, and the position of Abu Yusuf of the Hanafi school.
Secondly: The Ruling of Saying Sami`allahu liman Hamidah and Rabbana wa Lakal-Hamd
Scholars are of two positions regarding the ruling of saying Sami`allahu liman hamidah, rabbana wa lakal-hamd whilst standing after bowing:
The first position: That saying these two supplications is wajib. This is the position of the Hanbali school, Ishaq, and Dawud al-Zahiri. It was chosen by Ibn Baz, al-Albani, and Ibn `Uthaymin.
The second position: That saying these two supplications is sunnah. This is the position of the majority: the Hanafis, Malikis, and Shafi`is.
Thirdly: Saying Sami`allahu liman Hamidah and Rabbana wa Lakal-Hamd When Praying Alone
When praying alone, one says both supplications. Consensus that one praying alone says both was related by al-Tahawi, Ibn `Abd al-Barr, and Ibn Rushd.
Fourthly: Saying Sami`allahu liman Hamidah and Rabbana wa Lakal-Hamd as an Imam
The imam says both supplications. This is the position of the Shafi`i and Hanbali schools, one narration from Abu Hanifah, and the position of Muhammad and Abu Yusuf of the Hanafi school. It is also the position of Dawud al-Zahiri. Some of the Salaf were also of this opinion. It is the chosen position of Ibn Baz and Ibn `Uthaymin.
Fifthly: Saying Sami`allahu liman Hamidah and Rabbana wa Lakal-Hamd as a Follower
It suffices the follower to say Rabbana wa Lakal-Hamd. This is the position of the majority: the Hanafis, Malikis, and Hanbalis.
Sixthly: Received Formulations When Praising Allah After Rising from Bowing [366] Ibn `Uthaymin says: “Each one of these formulations suffices on its own. However, it is better to vary them. This is based on the principle that we have established that acts of worship that have reached us in variant forms should ideally be performed in their various ways. There are three benefits to doing so: (1) preserving the sunnah, (2) following the sunnah, and (3) maintaining presence of heart.” (Al-Sharh al-Mumti`, 3/98) Our Lord, praise be to You. Our Lord, and praise be to You. O Allah, our Lord, praise be to You. O Allah, our Lord, and praise be to You.
Seventhly: What is Said after Praising Allah It is sunnah to additionally praise Allah by saying: “Our Lord, praise be to You, a praise that is abundant, pure, and full of blessings.” It is sunnah to say: “O Allah, our Lord, praise be to You that would fill the heavens, the earth, and whatever You will thereafter.” It is sunnah to say: “Our Lord, praise be to You that would fill the heavens, the earth, and whatever You will thereafter, O Most Worthy of Praise and Magnificence! The truest statement made by a slave – and we are all Your slaves – is: ‘O Allah, none can deny those You have given, nor can anyone give those You have denied, nor can wealth avail a wealthy person from You.’”
Eighthly: The Ruling of Placing the Right Hand over the Left After Rising from Bowing
Scholars are of three positions regarding the ruling of placing the right hand over the left after rising from bowing:
The first position: It is sunnah to place the right hand over the left after rising from bowing. This is the position of some Hanafis and al-Haytami from among the Shafi`is. It is the choice of Ibn Hazm, Ibn Baz, and Ibn `Uthaymin.
The second position: It is not sunnah to place the right hand over the left after rising from bowing. This is the position of the majority: the Hanafis, Malikis [367] Malikis hold that it is mandub (legally the same as mustahabb) to keep the hands at one’s sides during prayers in general. They consider it makruh to grasp the hands during the wajib prayer. , Shafi`is, and one position among Hanbalis.
The third position: One is free to choose whether to place the right hand over the left after rising from bowing or not to do so. This is the position of the Hanbali school.


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