Where to Place the Hands after Ruku’? –
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadi al-Madkhali
What is the ruling on placing hands (on the chest) after rising from rukūʿ?
Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī:
That which is apparent to me is that it holds the same ruling as (placing hands on the chest) before rukūʿ due to the generality of his (the Prophet’s ﷺ) statement:
“The people are ordered to place their right hand upon the left on their chest whilst standing (in Ṣalāh.)”
The standing is generalised whether it is before rukūʿ or after rukūʿ because it is a standing. And Allah knows best. The person that differentiates (regarding this) must provide evidence, because this (ḥadīth) is (regarding) the origin of standing, and prayer is standing, rukūʿ, sujūd, and sitting. As for sujūd, then it has been clarified as to where the hands are placed. As for sitting, it has likewise been clarified where the hands are placed. As for rukūʿ, it has been clarified where (the hands) are placed. Nothing is left except the standing, and there is no difference between before and after the rukūʿ. It is all standing, and its place is on the chest.
وَلِيَضَع اليُمْنَى عَلَى اليُسْرَى عَلَى صَدْرٍ لَهُ كَمَا ابنُ حُجْرٍ نَقَلَ
Let (one) put his right upon the left on his chest just as it was narrated from Ibn Hajr.
A: It is Mustahab (desirable) for a person performing Salah (Prayer) to place their hands on their chest after rising from Ruku and standing up straight as they were before Ruku. It is authentically reported in the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) that the position of hands before Ruku‘ is the same as after rising from it, because one assumes the posture of standing up.