There is much disagreement in books concerning raising the hands in the extra Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]") of Salat-ul-`Eid (the Festival Prayer). What is the strongest opinion concerning this?
Raising hands while performing the extra Takbir of Salat-ul-`Eid is Mustahab (desirable). Whoever does it will be rewarded, but will not be punished for giving it up.
Wa'il ibn Hujr said:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) would raise his hands with Takbir.
The same applies to the Takbir of the Janazah (Funeral) Prayer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.