Sujud Tilawah, How to perform & What to Say

If you ever encounter one of these icons {۩} while reciting Quran and are not sure what is it about, then you came to the right place as we will explain everything about Sujud Tilawah.

Sujud Tilawa which means the Prostration of Recitation is an act of worship that is ordained by Allah and has been practiced by the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) when reciting specific verses of the Quran that ends with {۩} or listening to them even within the salah, as a means of becoming closer to Allah & showing submissiveness to Him.

Prerequisites Of Sajdah Tilawat

The requirements for the completion of this indispensable act of Prostration of Recitation are as follows:

  1. Maintaining complete cleanliness in terms of both body and clothes
  2. Choosing a hygienic place
  3. Facing towards Qiblah
  4. Making a Niyah intention of Sajdah Tilawah

How to Perform Sujud Tilawa

The method is to stand up facing Qibla, with the intention to perform Sujud Tilawa. Then one should pronounce Takbir saying, “Allahu-Akbar” “Allah is the Greatest” without raising your hands, and go into Sujud.

Then recite “Subhana Rabbiyal-A’la” (Glory be to my Lord, the Highest), the same as one says when in Sujud during prayer’ (at least) 3 times and preferably recite the dua that you will see next.

Lastly rise saying, Allahu Akbar. without the need to do the salam afterward.

Sujud Tilawah Dua

In addition to reciting Subhana Rabbiyal-A’la 3 times it is more rewarding to recite these 2 dua as our Prophet used to say:

Sujud Tilawah Dua

Sajada wajhii lilladzii khalaqahu wa shawwarahu, wa syaqqo sam’ahu wa basharahu, bihaulihi wa quwwatihi fatabaarakallaahu ahsanul khaaliqiin

سَجَدَ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِيْ خَلَقَهُ وَ شَقَّ سَمْعَهُ وَبَصَرَهُ بِحَوْلِهِ وَ قُوَّتِهِ فَتَبَارَكَ اللهُ أَحْسَنُ الخَالِقِيْنَ

My face fell prostrate before He who created it and brought forth its faculties of hearing and seeing by His might and power.[ Abu Dawud ]

2nd dua for sujud tilawa

allaahumm-aktub lee bihaa ‛indaka ajr-an, wa ḍa‛ ‛annee bihaa wizr-an, waj‛alhaa lee ‛indaka dhukhr-an, wa taqabbalhaa minnee kamaa taqabbaltahaa min ‛abdika daawud

اللَّهُمَّ اكْتُبْ لِي بِهَا عِنْدَكَ أَجْرًا ، وَضَعْ عَنِّي بِهَا وِزْرًا ، وَاجْعَلْهَا لِي عِنْدَكَ ذُخْرًا ، وَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّي كَمَا تَقَبَّلْتَهَا مِنْ عَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ

O Allah, record for me a reward for this (prostration), and remove from me a sin. Save it for me and accept it from me just as You had accepted it from Your slave Dawood (peace be upon him). [ At-Tirmidhi ]

Which aya requires Sajda Tilawah

There are in Total of 15 Ayahs that require performing Sujud Tilawa at the end of them which are:

  1. Surah Al A’Raf (7) Aya 206
  2. Surah Al Ra’d (13) Aya 15
  3. Surah Al Nahl (16) Aya 50
  4. Surah Bani Israil (17) Aya 109
  5. Surah Maryum (19) Aya 58
  6. Surah Al Haj (22) Aya 18
  7. Surah Al Haj (22) Aya 77
  8. Surah Al Farqan (25) Aya 60
  9. Surah Al Naml (27) Aya 26
  10. Surah As Sajdah (32) Aya 15
  11. Surah Saad (38) Aya 24
  12. Surah Fussilat (41) Aya 38
  13. Surah Al Najam (53) Aya 62
  14. Surah Inshiqaq (84) Aya 21
  15. Surah Al Alaq (96) Aya 19

In the Maliki Fiqh there are 11 ayahs of Sujud Tilawh. In the other three schools, they are15.

Hadith About Sujud

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said,:

“When the son of Adam recites a verse of prostration and he prostrates, Satan withdraws and he weeps and he says: Woe to me! The son of Adam was commanded to prostrate and he prostrated, so he will go to Paradise. I was commanded to prostrate and I refused, so I will go to Hellfire.”

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