Some people say that one should count the number of Tasbih (glorification of Allah) on the fingers of the right hand only.
Kindly benefit us in this regard. (Part No. 24; Page No. 293) Does one have to raise only the right hand or both hands upon making Qunut (supplication recited while standing after bowing in the last unit of Prayer)?
It is best to count the number of Tasbih on the fingers of the right hand because the Prophet (peace be upon him) liked Tayamun (using the right hand in doing things). There is nothing wrong in counting Tasbih on the fingers of either hand.As for raising the hands while making Du`a' (supplication), both hands are to be raised. This is based on the Hadith in which the Prophet is reported to have said:
Stretching his two hands towards the heavens
The Prophet is also reported to have done this while offering Salat-ul-Istisqa' (Prayer for rain).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!