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Falling into Sujood to make Du’a

Falling into Sujud to make Du’aa

A questioner asked Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah) that they have read that Shaikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah), if he wanted something, he would fall into prostration and supplicate to Allaah. Is this action legislated?

Answer by Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah):

Yes, this is legislated because of the hadeeth of the Messenger salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: The closest that a person comes to his Lord is when he is in sujood [so say a great deal of du’aa in sujood]. {Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu ‘anhu); Saheeh Muslim}
It is also mentioned that Imam Al-Bukhari (rahimahullaah) would not place a hadeeth in his book except after praying two units (raka’at) of prayer. Thus, this action is permissible and there is no problem in doing it.

Source: http://salafee.multiply.com/journal/item/24

  1. May 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Salam ‘alaik akhi. Hope u’re doing well. It’s been quite some time since i last hear from you.

    Regarding this post, I still don’t quite understand how this is legislated. Because we’ve always understood that hadith to be referring to the sujood in the prayer and not outside of prayer.

    Care to explain, akhi?

  2. May 8, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Salam ‘alaik ya akhi.

    Just to verify, isn’t it stated that Imam al-Bukhari would pray 2 raka’ah and not straight away make sujood to make du’a?

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