sajada

There are fifteen(*) verses in the Quran that praise those who “prostrate to Allah.” Showing humility to Allah, bowing down and prostrating to Allah alone, is what separates believers from unbelievers. Muslims prostrate several times in their daily prayers. When reading these verses we should perform an extra prostration, to show our willingness to humble ourselves before Allah. This is known as “sajdat al-tilaawah” (prostration of recitation).