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While reciting Quran we are supposed to BOW,prostrate,perform Sajda in some chapters/Ayats/Sura.

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While reciting Quran we are supposed to BOW,prostrate,perform Sajda in some chapters/Ayats/Sura.I shall be grateful if you will inform me the Sura in which ,we are supposed to Bow/Prostrate/and perform Sajda.? How many times does this Sajda is to be performed in the Quran and which Sura/Ayats.


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Verses of Sajdah in Quran

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.42

There are fifteen places in the Qur'an at which it is a preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to prostrate in the direction of the Qibla to Allah Subhanah. Amr ibn al-'Aas relates that the Prophet (saws) would prostrate himself when he recited any of these fifteen Verses of prostration from the Qur'an. (Related by Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, and ad-Daraqutni).


The fifteen Verses are:


1. "Lo! Those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to do Him service, but they praise Him and prostrate to Him" (Chapter 3 Surah Al-A'raaf verse 206).


2. "And unto Allah falls prostrate whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and the evening hours" (Chapter 13 Surah Ar-Ra'ad verse 15).


3. "And unto Allah does whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth of living creatures make prostration, and the Angels (also) and they are not proud" (Chapter 16 Surah An-Nahl verse 49).

4. "Say: Believe therein or believe not, lo! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is read unto them, they fall down prostrate on their faces, adoring" (Chapter 17 Surah Al-lsraa verse 107).


5. "When the revelations of the Beneficent were recited unto them, they prostrated, adoring and weeping" (Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verse 58).


6. "Haven't you seen that unto Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the hills, and the trees, and the beasts, and many of mankind, while there are many unto whom the doom is justly due. He whom Allah scorns, there is none to give him honor. Lo! Allah does what he wills" (Chapter 22 Surah Al-Hajj verse 18).


7. "O you who believe, bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good, that you may prosper" (Chapter 22 Surah Al-Hajj verse 77).


8. "And when it is said unto them: 'Prostrate unto the Beneficent,' they say: 'And what is the Beneficent'? Are we to prostrate to whatever you bid us?' And it increases aversion in them" (Chapter 25 Surah Al-Furqan verse 60).


9. "So they prostrate not to Allah! [He] who brings forth the hidden in the heavens and the earth. And He knows what you hide and what you proclaim" (Chapter 27 Surah An-Naml verse 25).


10. "Only those who believe in Our Revelations who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and hymn the praise of their Lord and who are not scornful" (Chapter 32 Surah As-Sajdah verse 15).


11. "And David guessed that we had tried him, and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented" (Chapter 38 Surah Saad verse 24).


12. "And of His portents are the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun or the moon, but prostrate unto Allah who created them, if it is Him you worship" (Chapter 41 Surah Ha-Mim verse 37).


13. "Rather prostrate before Allah and serve Him" (Chapter 53 Surah An-Najm verse 62).


14. "And, when the Qur'an is recited unto them, they do not prostrate (unto Allah)" (Chapter 84 Surah Al-Inshiqaq verse 21).


15.              "But prostrate yourself and draw near (unto Allah)" (Chapter 96 Surah Al-'Alaq verse 19).


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother and well wisher in Islam,




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