26. Reason for placing the two hands upon the ground in the Prostrations before the two knees

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أخبرني علي بن حاتم قال: أخبرنا القاسم بن محمد عن حمدان بن الحسين عن الحسين بن الوليد عن طلحة السلمى عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: قلت لاى علة توضع اليدان على الارض في السجود قبل الركبتين قال لان اليدين هما مفتاح الصلاة.


1. Ali Bin Hatim informed me, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Hamdan Bin Al Husayn, from Al Husayn Bin Al Waleed, from Talha Al Salmy, Abu Abdullah (asws), said, ‘For which reason the two hands are place upon the ground in the Prostration before the two knees are?’ He (asws) said: ‘Because the two hands, these two are the openers of the Prayer’.