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Proper way of performing sajidah tilawat?

Asalamualykum....I want to know proper way of performing sajidah tilawat?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Dear sister, if one comes across a ‘verse of prostration’ (while reciting or listening to the recitation of glorious Quran). And one is in a place and position where one can perform sajada (prostration), then

1. Stop the recitation.

2. Face the qiblah.

3. Pronounce the 'takbir (Allah-hu-akbar).

4. Directly prostrate on the ground in the direction of the Qiblah (ie with out going in to rukooh).

5. In sajdah or prostration, one may glorify Allah just as one glorifies Him in the sajdah while praying, and say, "Subhanah Rabbi Al-A'ala".

6. Then make the takbir again and rise from the prostration.

This prostration is known in Islamic Jurisprudence as 'sajdah-tul-tilaawah' or 'the prostration of recital'. There is no rukooh before the sajdah, nor tasleem after the sajdah. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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