Is it Wajib to place the nose on the floor in Sajdah

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Answered by: Maulana Muqtaur Rahman


Is placing the nose on the floor wajib in Sujuud?

In Bahishti Zewar and Talimul Islam, it’s not mentioned as wajib and also in the chapter Sajda Sahw it’s not mentioned.


Please tell me if its wajib why it’s not mentioned in the books placing the nose on the floor wajib in Sujuud?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


The prostration (sujud) in salah is a compulsory (Fardh) action. Placing the nose on the area of prostration is Sunnah. Therefore, if someone does a prostration (sujud) with the forehead and does not place the nose on the ground, it will be valid and there is no need of a Sajdah Sahw (compensating prostration).

But it is disliked (Makrooh) to do so without a necessity.[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Iftā Birmingham


[1] الفتاوى الهندية – ج:1 – ص: 70 – دار الفكر



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