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Reading a Sajdah Aayah in English

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Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Question

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi barakatuhu.

If a sajdah ayah is read in English or its translation is read, is it necessary to do sajdah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

Answer:

It is waajib upon both the reader and listener of the ayah of sajdah to make the sajdah of tilaawah. You will be required to perform the sajdah of tilaawah, whether it was read in Arabic or English.[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar, Volume 2, Page 105

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