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The precise place of Sajdah Tilawwat in Surah Saad

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Q. When reciting Surah Saad in Salaah, does one make Sajdah Tilaawat after reciting the 24th verse or after reciting the 25th verse? On Anaab (أناب) or Ma-aab (مآب)? The 13 line Quran of the Waterval Islamic Institute – 11th edition has the Sajdah Tilaawat marked on the 24th verse but verse 25 is indicated as the verse of Sajdah . Please clarify.


A. The performance of Sajdah Tilaawat becomes necessary (Waajib) upon the recital of any of the verses of Sajdah Tilaawat in the Quran. In total, there are fourteen (14) verses of Sajdah Tilaawat in the Quran. Verse 25 (مآب) of Surah Saad is a verse of Sajdah Tilaawat. Upon its recital, the performance of Sajdah Tilaawat becomes necessary. Therefore, a Sajdah Tilaawat should be made upon the recital of verse 25 (مآب) and not upon the recital of verse 24 (أناب) of Surah Saad.

However, according to one view, if Sajdah Tilaawat is made upon the recital of verse 24 (أناب) of Surah Saad, the performance of Sajdah Tilaawat will still be valid. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 7/471)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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