Cracking of finger joints.
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Brother my question is regarding breaking the fingures,i have the habit of breaking my hands fingures much if i dont do it i feel my fingures tight,and one my friend said that it is not permissible in islam to break the fingures.I want to is there any hadith about this.amd is it true?
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Abu Sa'id al-Khudri says: "I entered the mosque with the Messenger of Allah (saws) while a man was sitting in the middle of the mosque with his fingers intertwined. The Messenger of Allah (saws) motioned to him but the man did not notice or understand him. The Messenger of Allah (saws) turned and said: 'If one of you is in the mosque, he should not intertwine his fingers as intertwining of the fingers is from the Shaytaan, and you are in the prayer while you are in the mosque until you leave it."' Related by Ahmad.
Although the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to interwine their fingers when they attend the mosques, to the best of our knowledge there is no specific mention in the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) ever forbade or even disapproved or discouraged the believers from cracking their finger-joints, if indeed that is what one wishes to do. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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