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Q513: Raising the finger in tashahhud and looking at it

Question: In Tashahhud, what moment do you raise the finger? When you raise the finger, do you have to look at it?

Answer: One should raise the finger at the time when the word لا is said and put the finger down at the time of saying إلا اللہ .
يرفعها عند النفي و يضعها عند الإثبات (رد المحتار ٥٠٩ جلد ١)

You don’t have to look at your finger, However it is desirable to look down in Tashahhud-(at your lap)

و نظر المصلي………….و إلى حجره جالسا (نور الإيضاح ۷۲)

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