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What should be recited during the prostration of recital (sajda al tilawat)?

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Answered by Sidi Salman Younas

What should be recited during the prostration of recital (sajda al tilawat)?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Ibn Nujaym mentions in his Bahr al Ra’iq that there is a difference of opinion regarding what exactly should be said during the prostration of recital. The soundest position, he states, is to recite “subhana rabbi al a`la” like it is recited in normal prayers. This was also stated by Imam Haskafi in his Durr al Mukhtar

However, the prostration of recital can be done:

(a) While in prayer, and
(b) While outside prayer.

When in prayer one should definitely recite subhana rabbi al a`la – if in the obligatory prayer. In the nafl prayer one has a choice of reciting what has come in the narrations.

When outside of prayer one also has a choice of reciting the supplications that have come in the prophetic narration. Imam Shurunbulali mentions a few in his Maraqi al Falah such as:

ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุงููƒู’ุชูุจู’ ู„ููŠ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽูƒ ุฃูŽุฌู’ุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽุถูŽุนู’ ุนูŽู†ู‘ููŠ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ูˆูุฒู’ุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽุงุฌู’ุนูŽู„ู’ู‡ูŽุง ู„ููŠ ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽูƒ ุฐูุฎู’ุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽุชูŽู‚ูŽุจู‘ูŽู„ู’ู‡ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู‘ููŠ ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุชูŽู‚ูŽุจู‘ูŽู„ู’ุชู‡ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู’ ุนูŽุจู’ุฏููƒ ุฏูŽุงูˆูุฏ

“Oh Allah, in return for this protration write down reward for me with you, and in return for this prostration forgive my sins, and make it [the prostration] a reposit for me with you, and accept it from me like you accepted it from your slave Dawud (Allah bless him).”

or

ุณูŽุฌูŽุฏูŽ ูˆูŽุฌู’ู‡ููŠ ู„ูู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุตูŽูˆู‘ูŽุฑูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุดูŽู‚ู‘ูŽ ุณูŽู…ู’ุนูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูŽุตูŽุฑูŽู‡ู ุจูุญูŽูˆู’ู„ูู‡ู ูˆูŽู‚ููˆู‘ูŽุชูู‡ู

“My face prostrates to the one who created it and shaped it and gave it the ability to hear and see with His might and Power.”

Wasalam
Salman

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