Which Hand Should One Begin With When Counting Numbers: the Right Hand or the Left Hand? Shaikh al-Albani

Questioner: What is more deserving, our Shaikh, when counting. Do you begin with the right hand or the left hand…?

Shaikh: Yes, of course you begin with the Sunnah

Questioner: With the right?

Shaikh: Yes. As for you starting with the left hand?

Questioner: [Like when counting] eleven or one hundred?

Shaikh: As for the left hand, then this is the way of the disbelievers

Questioner: Mashallah…”

[Silsilatul-Huda wan-Nur no. 842]
Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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