Making a sajdah out of Salaah

Q: In the hanafi mazhab, what is the status of making a single sajdah out of namaaz. I have seen many people do this. I have tried to explain to some that a single sajdah should not be made rather a coplete 2 raka’aat should be read but they don’t understand. The reply they give is, “I cannot make a sajdah of shukr?” Should they still be told? And if so, how should they be explained?


A: Performing sajda e shukr is jaaiz according to the hanafi mazhab provided one does not regard it as a Sunnah (i.e. as a mustaqil ibaadat).

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)