Questioner: Shaikh, in regards to the opening Takbir. When I make takbir, do I let my hands down hang down or do I tie them near my stomach or chest because we have seen some youth?
Shaikh: If you make takbir then place them immediately on the chest and do not let them hang down then place them.
Questioner: upon my chest?
Questioner: near my stomach then hold them together?
Shaikh: It is like this: tie them to the chest holding one hand to the other. The intent is not to let them hang down first.
Questioner: Yes this…
[Al-Mutafarriqaat no. 200]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan