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Sujod at-Tilaawah – Prostration for Recitation (Part 2)

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There are fifteen verses (aayaat: sing, aayah) in the Quran which require us to perform a prostration when we read or hear them. In them it is mentioned that Allah’s servants and creation prostrate before their Lord. They are:

Surah Verse Surah Verse Surah Verse
7
13
16
17
19
206
15
49-59
109
58
22
22
25
27
32
18
77
60
25-26
15
38
41
53
84
96
24
38
62
20-21
19

When one of these verses is read (for example 32: 15 or 25: 60), readers and listeners alike perform sujood, either directly from the sitting position, if one is sitting, or from the standing position if, for example, the passage is recited during the prayer. The prayer is then resumed in the normal order.

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