Ayahs from Quran to Perform Sujood al-Tilaawah

The Holy Quran is the last sacred book of Almighty Allah which revealed on Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The Noble Quran consists of Surahs and Ayahs (verses) in which some verses are known as Ayat-e-Sajdah or verses of prostration. It is obligatory to prostrate at the end either after having recitation or listening to the Ayah. Muslims should perform an extra prostration while reciting or listening to these verses in order to show a willingness to humble themselves before Allah (SWT). This act is known as “Sajdah al-Tilaawah”.

When reciting the verses or listening to a recitation, it is recommended to prostrate one time after reading one of these verses. One should say Allahu Akbar and go directly from standing to prostrating. During the sajdah, one should read the same recitation as during namaz i.e. 3 times “subhaana rabbiyal a’laa”. It is advisable to treat this prostration with the same level of respect and humility just like we did in prayer.

Ayahs to Perform Sujood al-Tilaawah

Below mentioned are the verses of the Quran on which Sajdah al-Tilaawah needs to perform while reciting or listening to them.

“Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate.” (Quran, 7:206)

“And to Allah prostrates whoever is within the heavens and the earth, willingly or by compulsion, and their shadows [as well] in the mornings and the afternoons.” (Quran, 13:15)

“And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant.” (Quran, 16:49)

“Say, “Believe in it or do not believe. Indeed, those who were given knowledge before it – when it is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration,” (Quran, 17:107)

“When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping.” (Quran, 19:58)

“Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? But upon many, the punishment has been justified. And he whom Allah humiliates – for him there is no bestower of honor. Indeed, Allah does what He wills.” (Quran, 22:18)

“O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and do good – that you may succeed.” (Quran, 22:77)

“And when it is said to them, “Prostrate to the Most Merciful,” they say, “And what is the Most Merciful? Should we prostrate to that which you order us?” And it increases them in aversion.” (Quran, 25:60)

“[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah, who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare – “(Quran, 27:25)

“Only those believe in Our verses who, when they are reminded by them, fall down in prostration and exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord, and they are not arrogant.” (Quran, 32:15)

“And David became certain that We had tried him, and he asked forgiveness of his Lord and fell down bowing [in prostration] and turned in repentance [to Allah].” (Quran, 38:24)

“And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” (Quran, 41:37)

“So, prostrate to Allah and worship [Him].” (Quran, 53:62)

“And when the Quran is recited to them, they do not prostrate [to Allah]?” (Quran, 84:21)

“But prostrate and draw near [to Allah].” (Quran, 96:19)