Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim
Raising The Hands During Or Connected To Sajda
I have noticed Salafi brothers after the second sajda do rafayadayn whilst still sitting, thereafter go into qiyam. Is this to be found in the Hanbali madhab? If not do you know where they get this practise from?
wa `alaykum al-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
I have not been able to find anything that advocates raising the hands before coming up to from bowing. It certainly is not the official position of the late madhhab, since this means associating raising the hands for the third rak`ah, and because doing so would requires sitting in order to do it before standing. Both ideas are contrary to the official position.
As for some evidence about raising the hands:
1. Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim included the following in their compilations of rigorously authenticated hadiths, and it is also found in the reamining seven major collections of hadith
These hadiths are the evidence for the Shafi`i and Hanbali madhhabs in raising the hands when beginning the prayer, when going down to bow, and when coming up from it. This has been narrated from some fifty of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them one and all), and is considered mutawatur [mass transmission]. The Shafi`is add raising the hands upon coming up to the third rak`a.
These hadiths are clear evidence that the hands should not be raised in between the two prostrations, something that the four living schools of Ahl al-Sunnah agree on. Ibn Hazam (may Allah have mercy upon him) and some contemporaries claim that the hands should be raised in between prostrations. They cite hadiths narrated by Imam Ahmad on the authority of Wa'il ibn Hajr (Allah be pleased with him):
Other than Ibn Hazm, I have no idea what sort of precedence they cite and what evidence they have.
And Allah knows best.
[Sources used: Al-Furu`, Al-Salsabil fi ma`rifat al-dalil, Al-`Uddah, Bulugh al-maram, `Ilam al-anam]
wa al-salamu `alaykum