Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: InshaAllah you are in the best of health and spirits. In the last page of Surah Hajj (verse 77), there is a sajdah tilawah in some copies of Quran. In the copy I recite from there isn’t, however I noticed the difference and was wondering if it is recommended to still make sajdah or just follow the Quran I recite from?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.
According to the Hanafi school, verse seventy seven (77) is not considered a verse of prostration; therefore, it would not be obligatory to prostrate after reciting this verse.
However, it would be permitted to do so as it is considered a verse of prostration in the Shafi`i school.
[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; `Ala al-Din `Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya]
Differences of opinion are a mercy.
And Allah knows best.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani