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Sajdah of Tilawat (Hadith No. 872)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Book of as-Sajdah at-Tilawat [Prostration During Recital of Qur’an] starts today..

Volume 2, Book 19, Number 872:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud :

The Prophet recited Surat an-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, “This is sufficient for me.” Later on, I saw him killed as a non-believer.

Background:

According to a Tradition related by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Da’ud and Nasai, on the authority of Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud, the first Surah in which a versa requiring the performance of a sajdah (prostration) as sent down, is Surah An-Najm. The parts of this Hadith which have been reported by Aswad bin Yazid, Abu Ishaq and Zubair bin Mu’awiyah from Hadrat Ibn Mas’ud, indicate that this is the first Surah of the Qur’an, which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had publicly recited before an assembly of the Quraish (and according to Ibn Marduyah, in the Ka’bah) in which both the believers and the disbelievers were present. At the end, when he recited the verse requiring the performance of a sajdah and fell down in prostration, the whole assembly also fall down in prostration with him, and even those chiefs of the polytheists who were in the forefront of the opposition to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) could not resist falling down in prostration. Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) says that he saw only one man, Umayyah bin Khalaf, from among the disbelievers, who did not fall down in prostration but took a little dust and rubbing it on his forehead said that that was enough for him. Later, as Ibn Mas’ud relates, he saw this man being killed in the state of disbelief.

Sajdah of Tilawat

There are fifteen places in the Qur’aan where the prostration of recitation is required.

The prostration in these verses is mustahabb for the reader and the listener, and it is not obligatory. If a person wants to prostrate he should say takbeer, then say in his prostration what he says when he prostrates in prayer, then get up without saying takbeer or tashahhud or salaam. If the prostration of recitation comes during a prayer, then he should say takbeer when standing up again.

With regard to doing the prostration of recitation when you are listening to a verse in which a prostration is required on the computer or a recorder, it seems that it is not required to prostrate for that.

It is not prescribed for the one who is listening to prostrate unless the reciter prostrates, because Zayd ibn Thaabit recited Soorat al-Najm to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he did not prostrate, and neither did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This indicates that the prostration of recitation is not obligatory, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not rebuke Zayd for not prostrating. The hadeeth also indicates that the listener should not prostrate unless the reader prostrates.

It is not essential to have wudoo’ for sujood al-tilaawah, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.

Some dhikr and du’aa’s are prescribed in sujood al-tilaawah as in the prostration during prayer. Among these du’aa’s are:

Allaahumma laka sajadtu wa bika aamantu wa laka aslamtu, sajada wajhi lilladhi khalaqahu wa sawwarahu wa shaqqa sam’ahu wa basarahu bi hawlihi wa quwwatihi, tabaarak Allaahu ahsan al-khaaliqeen

(O Allaah, unto You I have prostrated and in You I have believed, and unto You I have submitted. My face has prostrated before Him Who created it and fashioned it, and brought forth its faculties of hearing and seeing by His Might and Power. Blessed is Allaah, the Best of creators).

This was narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh, 1290 from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); he said that he used to say this dhikr during the prostration of prayer, according to the hadeeth of ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him).

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to make du’aa’ when he did sujood al-tilaawah, and he would say:

Allaahumma aktub li biha ‘indaka ajran wa’mhu ‘anni biha wizran waj’alha li ‘indaka dukhran wa taqabbalha minni kama taqabbaltaha min ‘abdika Dawood”

(O Allaah, 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 accepted it from Your slave Dawood).” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 528).

What is obligatory is to say “Subhaana Rabbiy al-A’laa” (Glory be to my Lord Most High), as is obligatory during the prostration of prayer. Any additional du’aa’ or dhikr is mustahabb.

It’s not permissible to stick to tasbeeh and dhikr instead of sajdah of tilawat. Detailed answer here.

[Taken from IslamQA]

Wassalam.

Saying “Ammaa Ba`du” (Ahadith 745 – 746)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 745:

Narrated Abu Hummaid As-Sa’idi

One night Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) stood up after the prayer and recited “Tashah-hud” and then praised Allah as He deserved and said, “Amma ba’du.”

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 746:

Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:

Once Allah’s Apostle got up for delivering the Khutba and I heard him after “Tashah-hud” saying “Amma ba’du.”

Amma Ba`du” (أما بعد) literally means “as for after”. Khateebs and lecturers usually say it in their talks after praising Allah and before starting their own speech. It’s like separating the two things – what Allah and His Messenger (SAW) said, and what I have to say.

To get a clearer picture, go through this.

Wassalam.

How to Answer the Adhaan? (Ahadith 585-587)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 585:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Whenever you hear the Adhan, say what the Mu’adhdhin is saying.

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 586:

Narrated ‘Isa bin Talha:

that he had heard Mu’awiya repeating the words of Adhan up to “Wa ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasulul-lah (and I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle.)”

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 587:

Narrated Yahya as above (586) and added:

“Some of my companions told me that Hisham had said, “When the Muadhin said, “Haiya alas-sala(t) (come for the prayer).” Muawiya said, “La hawla wala quwata illa billah (There is neither might nor any power except with Allah)” and added, “We heard your Prophet saying the same.”

So, when the muadhin (caller to prayer) is pronouncing the Adhaan, you’re supposed to repeat what he says. But when he says ‘hayya alas-salah‘ and ‘hayya alal-falah‘, say: ‘la hawla wala quwwata illa billah‘.

Wassalam.

How To (Hadith No. 304)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 302 is a repeat. Read it here. Hadith no. 303 is also a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 304:

Narrated Asma’ bint Abi Bakr:

A woman asked Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with water and then pray in (with it).”

It’s pretty simple. Most of us already know it, but there’s no harm in reminding.
The ease here is that the affected clothes can be used to pray in after cleaning. But Jewish women had to cut off the piece of cloth where blood of menses touched. So Alhamdulillah for Islam! :)

Wassalam.

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