Fatwa ID: 02000
Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Should fingers be spread or circled in Tashahud.
It is a sunnah of the Prophet of Allah to make the fingers circled and not spread.
Saaiduna Wail Ibn Hujr reports ‘I saw the Prophet of Allah make a circle with his thumb and middle finger, and lift the one next to it (the forefinger) praying with it in tashahud’. (Sunan Nasai p.187 v.1 & Sunan Ibn Majah)
Saaiduna Abdulah Ibn Umar said “When the Prophet of Allah sat for tashahud, he placed his left hand on his left knee and placed his right hand on his right knee, and he formed a ring like, and pointed with his finger at “La Ilaha”. (Sahih Muslim)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham