Hadith on Salat: The Prophet prays holding a small child

Abu Qatadah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came out to us with Umamah, the daughter of Abul al-‘As, on his shoulder. The Prophet prayed and when he bowed, he would put her down. When he arose, he would lift her up.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5650, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 543

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

أَبُو قَتَادَةَ قَالَ خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأُمَامَةُ بِنْتُ أَبِي الْعَاصِ عَلَى عَاتِقِهِ فَصَلَّى فَإِذَا رَكَعَ وَضَعَ وَإِذَا رَفَعَ رَفَعَهَا

5650 صحيح البخاري كتاب الأدب باب رحمة الولد وتقبيله ومعانقته

543 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساجد ومواضع الصلاة باب جواز حمل الصبيان في الصلاة