What Is the Ruling of Placing the Nose on the Ground in Sujud?
Name of Questioner: Ebrahim
Date: 11-9-2021 03:34:45 PM
Please let me know when praying and doing Sajdeh is it must to touch the nose to the ground? Or is it Sonneh?
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Dear brother, Ibn `Abbas narrated that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "I have been commanded to prostrate on seven bones; on the forehead - and he pointed at his nose, the hands (the palms), the knees and the tips (toes) of the feet." (Agreed upon)
Placing the nose on the ground is necessary (wajib), and not obligatory, because of the deliberate, consistent practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Hence, you must place your nose on the ground during the prostration, unless you have a legally acceptable excuse not to do so.
And Allah knows best.