Friday, May 7, 2010

Sujud al-Syukr

Sujud Al-Syukr (Prostration of Gratitude),

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

What is to be said in Sujud al-Shukr (Prostration of Gratitude)?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
All the Praise is to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad His Messenger.

There is no specific du’a narrated in the ahadith for Sujud al-Syukr, hence the scholars said that what is to be said in Sujud al-Syukr is the same tasbeeh and du’a as are said when prostrating in solah. So one may say,

“Subhaana Rabbiy al-A’laa”
(Glory be to my Lord, the Most High),


“Allaahumma laka sajadtu wa bika aamantu wa laka aslamtu, sajada wajhi lillahi khalaqahu wa sawwarahu wa shaqqa sam’ahu wa basarahu, tabaaraka Allaah ahsan ul-khaaliqeen”

(O Allah, unto You I prostrate, in You I believe and to You I submit. My face has prostrated to the One who created and formed it, and gave it hearing and sight. Blessed be Allah, the best of creators).

Then he should make du’a as he likes.

Ibn Qudamah (rahimahullah) said: the description, rulings and conditions of Sujud al-Syukr are the same as those for sujud al-Tilaawah (prostration required when reciting certain verses of Qur’an).

(Al-Mughni, 2/372)

And Ibn Qudamah said concerning Sujud al-Tilaawah: “He should say in this prostration what he says in the prostration during prayer”

(Al-Mughni, 2/362)

Shaikh ibn ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) said: “Sujud al-Syukr is done in response to a calamity that is averted or a blessing which come to a person. It is like Sujud al-Tilaawah outside solah.

Some of the scholars said that wudu’ and takbeer is required, and some said that only the first takbeer is required. Then he should fall down in prostration, and make du’a after saying,

‘Subhaana Rabbiy al-A’laa’ (Glory be to my Lord, the Most High)”

[Fataawa Islamiyyah, 1/205]

And Allah knows best.
[Excerpted with minor modification from Fatwa No: 21888 Islam QA]

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