Sajdah on Seven Bones (Ahadith 773-776)


Volume 1, Book 12, Number 773:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet was ordered (by Allah) to prostrate on seven parts and not to tuck up the clothes or hair (while praying). Those parts are: the forehead (along with the tip of nose), both hands, both knees, and (toes of) both feet.

Note, the seven bones do NOT include the elbow, so keep ’em off the floor!
Oh, and note: this Hadith doesn’t say this way of prostration is for men only.
And don’t forget, rubbing your nose on the ground is a very important part of sajdah. For it is the true manifestation of humility.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 774:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet said, “We have been ordered to prostrate on seven bones and not to tuck up the clothes or hair.”

I understand the seven bones part. But what does it mean to not tuck up one’s clothes or hair?

While offering Salah, one should not engage in arranging his clothes or removing his hair from his forehead. He should devote himself to the Salah with submissiveness. – M. Muhsin Khan’s footnote on this Hadith

Okay, I don’t understand the ‘removing hair from his forehead’ part. Who does that?
Anyway, my understanding is: we’re not supposed to play with our clothes/hair during Salah. It does not let khushoo` come to our prayer. So focus your mind AND body completely on Salah. Saddidoo! [Seedhay ho jao!]

Hadith no. 775 is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 776:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet said, “I have been ordered to prostrate on seven bones i.e. on the forehead along with the tip of the nose and the Prophet pointed towards his nose, both hands, both knees and the toes of both feet and not to gather the clothes or the hair.”



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Posted on January 21, 2012, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. great work done by will be more useful if arabic and urdu text also added to ur page.

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