A narration on Sajdatush Shukr [prostration of gratitude]

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Can you mention a narration on Sajdatush Shukr [prostration of gratitude]?



Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, whenever anything good [any good news] came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which made him happy, he prostrated out of gratitude to Allah Ta’ala.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1578, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2768, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1394. Also see: Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4418, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2769)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has graded the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).


The Hanafi Fuqaha state that the ideal is to perform two rak’ahs of Salatush shukr (Salah of gratitude) rather than sufficing on sajdah only. Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for further clarification.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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