Can you make Dua in Sujood? Yes and No | Opinions of scholars

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Can you make Dua in Sujood

Sujood is the best state of dua acceptance. So we want to pray in Sujood. Supplication in Sujood is prescribed by Islamic law. For this, we want to pray in Sujood. First, we need to know – Can you make Dua in Sujood?

Again, there are different types of prayers, such as Farj, Uunnah, and Nafl, in the congregation and alone. Dua can be made in the Sujood of all these prayers? Or can Dua be made when praying alone and nafal? I think all issues need to be discussed. So, I am trying to include all the necessary elements in this blog post to give you a satisfactory answer to your question.

Can you make Dua in Sujood?

Yes, you can make Dua in Sujood because the supplications made in Sujood are by Islamic Shariah. However, in the Hanafi Madhhab, it is makruh to pray in Sujood, which is the obligatory prayer. But it is valid to make dua in Sujood according to accepted opinion. So you can make Dua.

Since it is permissible to pray in Sujood, So much Dua should be done. Dua has no fixed limits. A servant should ask what Allah has made easy for him and what he needs. And it is better to make Dua with Durood. Therefore, supplications should be made by sending salam and Durood upon the Prophet – may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Hadith of Dua in Sujood

ن أبي هريرة  عن النبي ﷺ أنه قال: أقرب ما يكون العبد من ربه وهو ساجد فأكثروا الدعاء

Translation: Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said, ‘The servant is closest to his Lord when he prostrates. So pray more at that time. (Sahih Muslim)

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «أَلَا إِنِّي نُهِيتُ أَنْ أَقْرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ رَاكِعًا أَوْ سَاجِدًا فَأَمَّا الرُّكُوعُ فَعَظِّمُوا فِيهِ الرَّبَّ وَأَمَّا السُّجُودُ فَاجْتَهِدُوا فِي الدُّعَاءِ فَقَمِنٌ أَنْ يُسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ

Translation: Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that he said: The Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: Beware, I am forbidden to recite the Qur’an in Ruku and prostration. So you bow down and describe the glory of your Lord. And in Sajdah, we will make dua with great attention. Hopefully, your dua will be accepted. (Muslim)

Can you make Dua in Sujood
Can you make Dua in Sujood

Can non-Arabic Dua be done in Sujood?

There are two opinions on whether or not Arabic prayers can be recited in Sijdah. Hanafi Ulama has opined that non-Arabic prayers cannot be offered. Their opinions are served below.

Dua in Sujood in Hanafi Madhhab

It is Sunnah to go to Sujood in every rak’at of the obligatory prayer and recite the supplications (Tasbeeh) mentioned in the Qur’anic Hadith. Prescribed Dua and Tasbeeh should be repeated. Voluntary supplication is prohibited in obligatory prayers. In the light of the Sunnah, the way the mujtahids have organized the prayers, there is no scope for doing anything extra.

Fear of loss of prayer

But Nafal Salat, especially last night Tahajjud, many prayers described in Hadith can be done in Durood Sujood state as well. But it applies to great scholars and Muhaqke people who understand the Qur’an Hadith very well.

It should be limited to the conventional methods for ordinary people. If not, they will break the traditional rules of prayer while doing mustahab or permissible acts. There is also a risk of losing prayer.

How Dua cannot be done in Sujood

But even then, if someone wants to make a dua in the Sajdah of Nafal prayers, he must make a dua described in the Qur’an-Hadith that contains all the benefits of the world and the hereafter, such as ‘Rabbana Atina Fid-dunya wal akhirah.’

Apart from this, no prayer can be said in Bengal. And no supplication can be made that is commonly asked or obtained from men on earth. Like – O Allah, give me clothes, marriage or one lakh rupees – etc.

According to the provisions of Shariat, if you make a dua like this in the prayer, the prayer will be broken. -(Kitabun Nawazel 4/105)

Dua mentioned in the Qur’an-Hadith that it will be necessary.

In other words, the prostration of a servant to Allah is the most desirable to Allah. Therefore, if a servant wishes, he can prostrate before Allah and present his desires to his Lord.

However, only the supplications described in the Qur’an and Hadith can be made when making one’s wishes or supplications during the prostration of prayer. Apart from this, no dua can be made in any other language, worldly or human. (Ilaus Sunan, 3/172, Fathul Bari, 2/222)

Acceptable opinion

Yes, you can do Sujood non-Arabic Dua. It’s no problem. However, the prayers that came in Arabic, the Prophet (PBUH) said, should be done in Arabic.

The prayers that Rasul (PBUH) made in Salah are significant. So it is perfect to memorize them. It is ideal to know about money. But if it is impossible for you or you cannot do it, you can pray non-Arabic. There is no obstacle.

Duas other than those mentioned in a person’s Hadith are also valid. One can even make any dua outside or inside the prayer in a language other than Arabic. But he should only make permissible dua that do not involve unnecessary talk, transgression, or sin.

There is no doubt that the supplication described in Hadithdith has many benefits. But when a person needs to make a dua for himself or someone he loves, which he cannot do in Arabic.

The focus of dua is the presence of heart and sincerity of turning towards Almighty Allah. Whatever language it is in, Almighty Allah hears the voice of people and knows the language.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah – may Allah have mercy on him – said, ‘Whoever sincerely makes a valid dua to Allah;] Allah hears his dua and answers his dua.

Shaykh bin Baz said there are many hadiths to the effect that people will ask Allah for what they need through prayer. Be it inside prayer or outside prayer.

If a person supplicates in prayer, that is the best way for him. Because many people talk about their needs only to Allah, they talk about their danger, happiness, and sadness; often, they face obstacles due to not knowing Arabic. So they can make dua in whatever way is convenient for them.

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