Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifa (Rahimuhullah)
Imam al-Dhahabi (rah) allocates the whole title in his book Tadhkira-tul-Hufadh as: Abu Hanifa "AL-IMAM AL-ADHAM" i.e. the greatest Imam. Then he said: Abu Hanifa saw Anas bin Malik (i.e. Abu Hanifa was a Tabi'i)..... Zarar bin Sard said Yazid bin Haroon asked me who is greater Faqih amongst the two i.e. Imam Abu Hanifah or Sufyan al-Thawri? He replied: Abu Hanifah is greater (i.e. having knowledge about all details of religion) and Sufyan al-Thawri is Hafidh ul-Hadith, Ibn Mubarak said that Abu Hanifah (rah) is greater in Fiqh than all people. Imam Shafi'i (rah) said: We are all like children of Abu Hanifa in Fiqh. Yazid bin haroon (rah) said i didnt see a more knowledgeable person then Imam Abu Hanifah (rah), Imam Abu Dawud (rah) said Abu Hanifah is our Imam
[Imam al-Dhahabi, Kitab Tadhkira-tul-Hufadh Volume 001, Page No. 168-169]
Raising the hands only once during Prayer
Ibn Mas'ud said: "Shall I not show you the manner in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) performed his salaah?" Thereafter he performed the salaah but he did not raise his hands except at the beginning (of his salaah). - Nasir al-Albani (wahabi imam)said about the hadith - (والحق انه حديث صحيح واسناده صحيح على شرط مسلم ولم نجد لمن اعله حجة يصلح التعلق بها ورد الحديث من اجلها) The truth is that this hadith is "SAHIH" and its Isnad is also sahih on the criteria of Sahih Muslim. The people who have declared it Malool (i.e. having defect) have no proof over it through which they can do Istidlal in negating this hadith (Mishqat al Masabih, Tahqiq Nasir Albani, Volume 1, Page No. 254, Hadith Number. 809, FN. 3)
Abdur-Rahman bin Ghanum said that Abu Musa al-ash’ari gathered his people of the Asha’ri (tribe) and said: O People of Ash’ari tribe come gather with your women and offsprings so that I can teach you the Salaah of Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) as he used to pray in Madina, (after this) he performed ablution clearly in order to teach everyone how It is to be done, then he stood and proclaimed Adhaan, the Men gathered near him and made a row for Salaah, behind them stood children and behind them stood women, after this Iqamah was said and he (Abu Musa) moved ahead to lead them. He raised his hands and said Allah hu Akbar (for the first Takbir), then he recited surah Fatiha and some Surah, after this he said “Takbir” and went into Ruku where he said thrice: “Subhan Allah Wabihamdi” after which he raised while saying Sami Allahu Liman Hamida and (they) stood straight, after this Takbir was said and they went into Sajda,then Takbir was said again and they raised their heads from Sajda, again Takbir was said and they went into Sajda and then again Takbir was said and they stood (back) again, like this there were three Takbirs in the first Rakah, during second he also said takbeers and finally after finishing the Slaah he faced his nation and said: Remember my way of doing Takbir, going into Ruku and Sajda because this is the Salaah of Messenger of Allah which he used to pray with us during daytime.
[Musnad Ahmad, Volume 016, Page No. 463, Hadith Number 22804]
This hadith decisively proves that Raising hands was only done by Prophet (Peace be upon him) when he started the Prayer, remember Abu Musa (ra) is clearly teaching the prayer of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and he does not mention raising hands anywhere else except for first takbir, had Raf ul Yaddian been integral part of prayer then he would have not excluded it.
Narated By Al-Bara' ibn Azib : When the Apostle of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) began prayer, he raised his hands up to his ears, then he did not repeat.
[Musnad Abu Hanifah by Abu Naeem, Page 156]
Narreted Abdullah Ibn Masud: “I performed Salaat with Prophet (Peave Be Upon Him), with Abu Bakr and Umar. They did not raise their hands except at the time of the first Takbeer in the opening of the Salaat.”
[Sunan Dartuquni Volume 002, Page 052, Hadith Number 1133] This hadith is Sound and also Narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad Ahmad, Hadith Number 3660, 3736, 4055
Narrated Al-Bara' ibn Azib: When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) began prayer, he raised his hands up to his ears, then he did not repeat.
Reference: Book #3, Hadith #0749, Sunan Abu Dawood
Reference: Book #3, Hadith# 0751, Sunan Abu Dawood
[Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Volume No.1, Page No. 268]
Allama Turkamani (rah) said about this hadith:
[Imam Baihaqi in Sunnan al-Kubra, Volume No. 2, Page No. 80, Published by Maktaba Dar al Baaz, Saudi Arabia]
Al Mubarakfuri the famous Salafi scholar said:
The Proof of (abrogation of rafa al yadain) comes from Athar of “Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) which is narrated by Imam Tahawi (rah), Ibn Abi Shaybah (rah) and Baihaqi (rah) with the chain of Asim Ibn Kulaib >> His Father Kulaib>> from Ali that He (Ali RA) would raise his hands in the first Takbeer of Salaat. Thereafter he would not raise his hands.” Imam Zayli (rah) said This report is “Sahih” Imam Badr ud din Ayni (rah) said in his Umdat al Qari that Isnaad of the report from Asim bin Kulayb is "SAHIH ON THE CRITERIA OF SAHIH MUSLIM"
[Al-Mubarakfuri the famous Salafi commentator of Sunnan Tirimdhi mentions it in Tuhfha tul Ahwadhi, (2/98)]
Placing Hands Below the Navel
Raising the index finger once
Saying Aameen Silently
Hadith # 11
Imam Badr ud-din Ayni (rah) said of this hadith: