Raising the hands while supplicating after saying Tasbih, Tahmid and Takbir after Salah

Q 4: What is the ruling concerning raising one's hands upon supplication after Tasbih (glorification of Allah), Tahmid (saying: "Alhamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah]"), and Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]") made when Salah (Prayer) is finished?

A: Raising one's hands to make Du`a' after performing the obligatory Salah is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion), because there is no evidence from the Qur'an or the Sunnah to support this, and the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected. (Part No. 24; Page No. 234) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.