Prostration of Recitation During a Group Qur’an Class

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question: Is it wajib on all students of a hifz (Qur’an memorization) class to perform a sajdah when a fellow student reads a verse that necessitates a prostration of recitation? 

Answer: Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. If during the class, the student consciously heard the verse of prostration, it is wajib to prostrate, If they didn’t hear it, even if they were later informed, they do not need to prostrate. If one wanted to prostrate anyways, there would be no harm in that. For more information, see the links below.

When Memorizing a Sura, Do I Have to Prostrate Every Single Time I Repeat a Verse of Prostration?
What Does One Recite in the Prostration of Recital
Hearing a Verse of Prostration in a Recording
Why do we perform the prostration of recital?

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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