Här har man tagit upp sunni bevis att man ska ha sina armar vid sidan, som shiiterna har, när man är sunni.
Here are some highlights from this lecture by shaykh Hamza Yusuf that I noted…
* Whereas 30 years ago all Maliki countries used to do sadl, now it is changing to qabd
* Imam ‘Ali did sadl, al-Hasan did sadl, Ja’far al-Sadiq did sadl. Musa al-Kazim, Muhammad al-Baqir (did sadl).
* the Khawarij and the Shi’a practiced sadl, so it became a political symbol in salat, and hence a need was felt to differentiate.
* al-Shawkani, who was against sadl, was a convert from Zaydism (when he used to practice sadl).
* None of the sunni madhahib consider sadl as disallowed or even makrooh
* Iraqi Maliki’s like Abu Bakr al-Baqillani considered it prohibited to do qabd
* Abdullah b. Zubayr did sadl.
* al-Hasan al-Basri, a student of Imam ‘Ali, did sadl.
* al-Nakha’i, student of Ibn ‘Abbas, did sadl.
* Tawus [b. Kaysan] did sadl.
* Sa’id b. Jubayr did sadl.
* Sa’id b. al-Musayyab, his marasil are accepted. he did sadl.
* Imam al-Hasan b. ‘Ali was asked about sadl, he confirm that it was part of the prayer of the Messenger (s).
* The reason why shaykh Hamza Yusuf is adamant about sadl is that it is trying to keep a sunnah alive that others in the sunni world are adamant to eliminate.
* King Hassan of Morocco started doing qabd, he loved hadith, and since then people started to follow him. “People follow the religion of their kings”.
* The Salafi inspired shabab in Morocco consider the Maliki positions on various matters, including sadl, as bid’a.
4:25-5.00 “Ibn Kathir mentions that Imam Ali says ‘sacrifice’ means to place the right hand over the left hand on the upper chest. Which I find to be dubious for a couple of reasons. Ali did sadl. The Shia all do sadl. Their Imam was Ali. It’s not something they just made up. Jafar as-Sadiq did sadl. The riwayat on the ahlulbayt are sadl. The Sunni riwayat are sadl. So the fact that Imam Ali is narrating this… One has to wonder about that. Ibn Kathir says that the narration is just unsound.”
7:40 “I actually think it’s a political thing. Because the two people that were leaving their hands at the side were the two people who were most resistant to the Umayad rule, which were the Khawarij and the Shia.”
8:18 “Hasan ibn Ali, there is a riwaya. He says “I don’t care what they are doing. This is the prayer of my grandfather, and this is how he held his hands.””
15:55 “It’s interesting that why the ahlulbayt all did sadl… Jafar as-Sadiq, Musa al-Kadhim, …”
18:55 “This was the position of Muhammad al-Baqir, from the Shia.”
26:20 “Hasan, the son of Ali […] replied “it’s [sadl] part of the prayer of the Messenger of Allah. Whoever does it, does it, and whoever does not, does not.””