What is the ruling of Sajdah Tilawaat and its method?

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Assalamu Alaikum.

If you are reading a surah with a verse to make sajda in salah after reciting the verse do you have to go in sajda right away or can you finish the rakaat and go to ruku then sajda and that sajda will count as the sajda for the verse. I think you can get the idea from what i am saying so can you please explain the fiqh behind this.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

You are required to go in Sajdah right away after reciting the verse with the Sajdah. The normal Sajdah that is connected to Salah and is done after Rukhu, will not count as the Sajdah of the verse. The Sajdah of the Quran which is referred to as ‘Sajdah Tilawah’ has its own separate ruling. It is wajib (essential) to do when recited in Salaah and outside Salaah for both the reciter and the listener. Therefore, making the normal Sajdah of Salaah will not suffice for the Sajdah which must be made on account of reciting a verse with Sajdah.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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