Pointing without moving the index finger in the tashahhud

Reference: Fataawa wa Rasaa.il Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee – Volume 1, Page 188-189, Fatwa No.19

Question: What is the ruling regarding moving the [index] finger [of the right hand] during the tashahhud?

Should it be moving or is it sufficient to point without moving it?

Response: Whilst it is better to move [the finger], both are from the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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