Is it established in any authentic Hadith to raise the Shahadah finger when reciting the Shahadatayn after Wudu?
I have not come cross any narration that encourages raising the Shahadah finger while reciting the du’a.
However numerous Muhaddithun have recorded a narration which states that one should raise ones head/eyes towards the sky when reading the shahadah after wudu. This Hadith (i.e. raising the eyes/head) is suitable for practice.
(Refer: Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 172. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 151, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 24 and ‘Amalul Yawmi wal Laylah of Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 31. Also see Nataijul Afkar, vol. 1 pg. 240)
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