Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
I’ve read that the closest a person gets to Allah is during the Sajda… my questions are:
1) Is it permissible or preferable to go into a Sajda for duas, for instance after the five daily prayers or after the Salat-ul-Hajat, instead of the sitting and raising the hands?
2) Can duas be said during the sajdas during prayers?
3) Can one say any duas after the Durood during prayers? There are the Quranic duas given in Hisn-al-Muslim that I would like to use.
3) It is a confirmed sunna to supplicate to Allah before giving one’s salams to end the prayer.
The conditions for this supplication are that it should be either from the Qur’an or the sunna or resemble the supplications of the Qur’an or the sunna. This is such that one does not ask Allah for something that one could also ask another human being such as ‘O Allah fix my car’ or ‘marry me to so-and-so’, as this would constitute worldly speech, which invalidates the prayer.
Thus, the du’a that has been asked about is absolutely permitted and would fulfil the sunna of supplicating before the salam. [ Hashiya al-Tahtawi ‘ala Maraqi al-Falah , 1:371, Maktaba al-‘Ilm al-Hadith] (Sohail Hanif )
Jazakum Allahu Khayr