When we start learning prayer (salat), we always hear about “sajda.” This is also called “sujud,” plural, and prostration in English. But what is sujoud really? How does it work? Is it only in prayer?
This is what we will develop in this article, Insha Allah.
In salat, prostration is an obligation. But it is also performed in other circumstances that we will discuss, with the permission of Allah. But when it does, it works the same way.
That is to say, and it is performed in a curved position and supported on the ground on seven points that are:
The brow and the nose, the hands, the knees, and the toes vertically. In effect, sajda must be done in such a way that these seven members touch the ground. Also, the worshipper remains in this position while saying “subhana rabbi al ala” three times.
What is the sajda of thanksgiving?
Among the reasons for which it is recommended to prostrate oneself, there is gratitude (sajda chukr in front of Allah). In effect, it is only prostration that does not require being in a state of purity. Likewise, it does not require any more veiling for women.
What is the sajda of distraction?
There are two “sujud sahwi” that are performed at the end of the salat. Also, it can be done before or after the greetings. In effect, it is carried out to rectify the lack caused by distraction during the prayer. These prostrations are made for three reasons:
The omission in the prayer
First of all, it is the delay of the Takbir of sacralization, which is a pillar. Without it, the salat is invalid. And this is whether it is a deliberate or involuntary delay. This is explained by the fact that the prayer is interrupted by it.
Also, the voluntary delay of other pillars (other than the 1st takbir) invalidates the salat.
However, it may happen that the worshipper forgets a pillar in the first unity of prayer (rak’a).
If it is only realized after reaching the second rak’a, then it takes the place of the first rak’a.
Thus the first rak’a is annulled. A condition of having reached the same pillar for the second rak’a.
In the contrary case, he returns to the forgotten pillar of the first rak’a to accomplish and complete his prayer.
The doubt in the prayer
Doubt is hesitation between two situations. Nonetheless, in acts of worship, doubt should not be considered in any of the three cases:
Firstly, if it is a false impression that does not exist, as suggested by the devil;
Also, if the person is often plagued by doubt. That is to say, to the point where it becomes difficult for him to worship without doubting;
Finally, if doubt arises after the accomplishment of worship, without becoming a certainty.
What is the sajda tilawa?
Also called “sajda of recitation,” it is a prostration that is performed during the reading of the Quran. More precisely, it is done just after the recitation of a verse where the symbol of sajda is found. Whether in prayer or outside it, it is part of the Sunna and is not mandatory.
Also, it is only prostration that does not require being in a state of purity. Likewise, it does not require any more veiling for women.
Also, except in prayer, there is no final greeting or Takbir when returning to the initial position.
When learning about prayer (salat), we often hear about “sajda,” also known as “sujud” or prostration in English. But what is sujoud and how does it work? Is it only used during prayer? In this article, we will explore these questions, Insha Allah.
Prostration is an obligatory act during salat, but it is also performed in other circumstances, which we will discuss with Allah’s permission. When performed, it is done in a curved position, supported by the ground on seven points: the forehead, nose, hands, knees, and toes. All seven members must touch the ground. The worshipper also says “subhana rabbi al ala” three times while remaining in this position.
One of the recommended reasons for prostration is gratitude (sajda chukr in front of Allah). This type of prostration does not require being in a state of purity and does not require veiling for women.
There are also two “sujud sahwi” that are performed at the end of salat or before/after the greetings to rectify mistakes made due to distraction during prayer. These prostrations are done for three reasons:
- Omission in the prayer: Delaying the Takbir of sacralization, which is a pillar, invalidates the salat, whether the delay is deliberate or involuntary. The voluntary delay of other pillars (besides the 1st takbir) also invalidates the salat. If a worshipper forgets a pillar in the first unity of prayer (rak’a), and only realizes it after reaching the second rak’a, the first rak’a is annulled, and they must complete the forgotten pillar of the first rak’a.
- Doubt in the prayer: Doubt should not be considered in any of three cases – a false impression suggested by the devil, chronic doubt that makes worship difficult, or doubt that arises after completing the worship without becoming a certainty.
- Sajda tilawa: Also known as “sajda of recitation,” this prostration is done during Quran reading after reciting a verse where the symbol of sajda is found. It is part of the Sunna and not mandatory, and it does not require being in a state of purity or veiling for women. There is no final greeting or Takbir when returning to the initial position, except during prayer.
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In conclusion, sujoud, or prostration, is an important part of prayer in Islam. It is done in a specific way, with the worshipper touching the ground with seven points of their body. In addition to prayer, there are different types of sujoud that can be performed for different reasons, such as expressing gratitude or correcting mistakes made during prayer.
It’s important to note that while sujoud is a religious practice, it can also have physical benefits. The act of prostrating can help improve blood flow to the brain and reduce stress levels.
Overall, sujoud is a fundamental aspect of Islamic worship and holds a significant place in the hearts and minds of Muslims around the world.