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Could I Make Supplication During the Prostration of Recitation?

Supplication During The Prostration of Recitation

Question: 

I usually stay after Fajr (Dawn Prayer) to recite some verses of the Qur’an. Is it permissible to make supplication (du`a’) while offering Sujud At-Tilawah (prostration of recitation) or prostration of thankfulness (Sujud Ash-Shukr)? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Sujud Ash-Shukr is a prostration which is performed for Allah, in order to show Shukr (thanks and gratitude) to Him for a specific blessing. It is offered when Allah removes a calamity or gives a blessing.

Sa`d ibn Abu Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: We left Makkah with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) for Al-Madinah, and when we were near ‘Azwara,’ (peace be upon him) he alighted (from his riding-camel) raised his hands in supplication to Allah for a while and prostrated himself. He remained for a long time in prostration. Then he stood up and raised his hands for a while, after which he prostrated himself (again), and remained for a long time in prostration. Then he stood up and raised his hands for a while, after which he prostrated himself for the third time. Then he (peace be upon him) said, “I supplicated my Rubb and made intercession for my Ummah, and He granted me one-third of them. So I again prostrated myself in gratitude to my Rubb. Then I raised my head and supplicated my Rubb for my Ummah, and He granted me another third of them. Again I raised my head and supplicated my Rubb for my Ummah and He granted me the last third of them. So I fell into prostration out of gratitude before my Rubb.” (Abu Dawud

To know more information about how to make Prostration of Thankfulness and Prostration of Recitation, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.

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