Al Salat | The Prayer


Sajdah doesn’t mean Sjood or prostration during the prayer, but the Sajdah we will talk about is the prostration during the recitation of the Quran. It happens when reading a verse of the Quran containing the symbol of Sajdah.


It is a certain Sunnah of  Prophet Muhammad –peace and blessings be upon him, so it should not be neglected, and Muslims should preserve the performance of Sajdah as a revival of Sunnah.  It is repeated fifteen times in the Holy Quran. The first Sajdah in the Quran came in the last verse of Surah Al-A’raf; { And for Him, they prostrate}. And the last one in the Quran came in Surat Al-Alaq; {Prostrate and come closer}.   

Sajdah is performed as follows:

1- only one prostration with one Takbeer ( to say Allah is The Greatest while raising the hands beside the ears) before prostration, but there is no Tasleem ( to say peace be upon you while looking at your right shoulder and your left shoulder) after rising from prostration.

 2- it doesn’t need ablution. But it needs to be receiving the Qiblah (Kaaba) and to cover the nakedness.

3-then  recite ( Glory be to God the highest, and praise) three times, and ask Allah whatever you want.

But what should I say during Sajdah?

 -Aisha –may God be pleased with her- narrated that the Messenger –peace and blessings be upon him- during the supplication of prostration of recitation, was saying: (My face prostrated to Who created it, and made its hearing and its sighting with His strength and power).  


You may not prostrate if it is difficult at that time, you can also delay prostration until you can perform it, or you may say: (Glory be to God, praise be to God, there is no god but God, and God is greatest) for four times, as an alternative to performing Sajdah. 


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