Covering hands in prayer

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Is there any ruling that the hands have to be uncovered while praying? Some say the hands should not be covered or hidden under a long scarf.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

No Scholar ever said that you should uncover your hands in prayers, i.e. that you are not allowed to cover them.

Actually there is a difference of opinion as whether it is obligatory to cover them or not. Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen says that the strongest opinion is that you do not have to cover them.



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