مَا عِندَكُمْ يَنفَدُ وَمَا عِندَ اللَّهِ بَاقٍ.
What you have will run out, while what Allah has will remain.
—  Surah An-Nahl [16:96]

anonymous asked:

help! I come from a Jewish family and I’ve been taught that Islam is a terrible religion, that it promotes sexism, and even rape. I however have always ignored this but I see it everywhere in the media but then I see people saying it does support feminism, that women get to choose to wear the Hijab, that rape is wrong, etc I’m sorry if I sound confused or anything, I just need help understanding Islam, and maybe a few pieces of proof showing it’s a religion just as good as Judaism . Thank you!

You don’t sound confused at all and its really important to ask questions, and look directly at the source than to absorb all the information from the media.

So, what I’m going to do is provide you with some scriptures to help you understand Islam more, and answer your question.

Before I show you some of the texts, here is a background of what they are, if you weren’t aware of them. (I apologise in advance for the information overload).

I will quote from two sources: The Quran (Which is the book that was reveal to Muhammad Peace be Upon Him. The Quran is split into chapters, which are known as Surahs) and the Sunnah (Which is a compilation of teachings, saying and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him). 

 The Sunnah was compiled into written format after His death, by which they are known as Hadiths. The two most famous complilations were from Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim. These compilations are respectably known as Sahih Bukhari, and Sahih Mulim (Sahih meaning authentic). There are other compilations such as; Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Al-Nasai, .. all named after the scholars that compiled them, but they contain other grades of hadiths e.g Hasan, meaning reliable.
 To understand the difference between the grades requires some studying, because they are based on a chain of narrations and there is a whole science behind it… But, for ease of understanding, I will try and stick to all the Sahih Hadiths in this response.
 When you see a hadith I have quoted that says “Narrated by …” - That narration is usually from someone who a close companion of the Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him.
 Also if you see “ﷺ” - it is just an honorific in arabic which we as muslims attribute to the Prophet Muhammad and it means Peace be Upon Him. We also say Peace Be Upon Him after all of the Prophets in Islam.
 If you see “رضي الله عنه” or “رضي الله عنها” which are honourifics we use for companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which mean “May God be pleased with Him” or “May God be pleased with her”.

 Now… Like Judaism, Islam also teaches the 10 commandments, it is also a condition of being muslim, to believe in the the books revealed by God: The Torah revealed to Moses, The Zabur (interpreted as the Book of Psalms) which was revealed to King David, Injil (The Original Gospels) which was revealed to Jesus, and also the Scrolls which were revealed to Abraham, and are now considered to be lost. (May Peace be Upon Them).

We hold all Prophets of God in high regard, in fact Moses (Peace be Upon Him) and Jesus (Peace be Upon Him) are mentioned in the Quran more times than Muhammad Peace be Upon Him.

OK.. are you ready?

Upholding Justice

I’m going to start with this, because in a sense, this bit may answer the majority of your questions.

In the Quran, God commands us to promote justice. So much so, that we should speak up for it even if it is against ourselves.

“You who believe, be steadfast in your devotion to God and bear witness impartially: do not let hatred of others lead you away from justice, but adhere to justice, for that is closer to awareness of God. Be mindful of God: God is well aware of all that you do.”

~ Surah Al-Ma’idah, Verse 8

“You who believe, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or your close relatives. Whether the person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desire, so that you can act justly- if you distort or neglect justice, God is fully aware of what you do.”
~ Surah An-Nisa, Verse 135

As you can see, these two verses alone command us to treat people fairly regardless of who they are; even if they are our enemies, we should treat them fairly so they receive justice, and if we do not, we will be held accountable to God. It covers being just in all aspects of life, and not when someone commits wrong against you.

As for choosing to wear hijab…

Wearing the hijab is obligatory in Islam, but the Quran teaches us not to force people into doing something for the sake of religion. This is not just in wearing the hijab but also other aspects of Islam.

“There is no compulsion in religion”
~ Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 256

Instead, we are taught to advise by being polite and using good manners:

“Call people to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good teaching. Argue with them in the most courteous way, for your Lord knows best who has strayed from His way and who is rightly guided.”
~ Surah An-Nahl, Verse 125

“By an act of mercy from God, you were gentle in your dealings with them- had you been harsh, or hard-hearted, they would have dispersed and left you - so pardon them and ask forgiveness for them.”
~ Surah Ali ‘Imran, Verse 159

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah رضي الله عنه‎: The Prophet ﷺ said,
“Every act of kindness is a Charity.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari: Book 78, Hadith 52]

Narrated Anas bin Malik رضي الله عنه‎: The Prophet ﷺ said,
“Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse (them).
[Sahih Al-Bukhari: Book 78, Hadith 152]

Is rape wrong?

Rape is a crime that is forbidden in all major religions, and in the minds of anyone who possesses an ounce of sanity.

Islam has a clear stance that states this repugnant action is forbidden and imposes a strict penalty on those that commit rape. The laws of Islam protect a womans honour and chastity and the crime of rape carries a severe punishment. In certain cases it carries the death penalty, should there be no doubt whatsoever that the rapist is guilty.

In Islam, capital punishment for certain crimes can only be undertaken if the evidence is absolutely 100% that the suspect is guilty. This is comparable to certain laws in the US, where a person can be found guilty and face the death penalty even if there is reasonable doubt. 

Does Islam support feminism?

Islam identifies men and women both play different roles in society. That doesn’t mean men have more rights than women, it means we share responsibilities between each other. If we take the example of a mother giving birth to a child. No matter how much time a father spends with his child, the bond between the child and the mother will always be stronger. Does that make the father or mother any lesser? No.

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported that a person said:
“Prophet ﷺ, who amongst the people is most deserving of my good treatment?”
He ﷺ said:
“Your mother, your mother, your mother, then your father, then your nearest relatives according to the order (of nearness)”
[Sahih Muslim: Book 45, Hadith 2]

Notice how the mother was mentioned 3 times before the father, this shows the high regard in which a mother is shown.

Islam empowers women, it teaches that what they own belongs to them, and after marriage. The husband cannot take from her earnings to support the household. He must provide for them. That does not mean that the women is lesser because she can not provide for herself, it gives the duty to the man to do so, but at the same time it doesn’t forbid the woman from doing so. It is important to understand this because many that interpret the western meaning of feminism and look into islam, tend to misinterpret this.

“You who believe, it is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will, nor should you treat your wives harshly, hoping to take back some of the bride-gift you gave them, unless they are guilty of something clearly outrageous. Live with them in accordance with what is fair and kind: if you dislike them, it may well be that you dislike something in which God has put much good.”
~ Suran An-Nisa, Verse 19

Islam honours women greatly and commands men to treat women with kindness. Even Gold and Silk is forbidden for men to wear, whereas it is permissible for Women!

I hope that is enough to answer your questions.

Its great that you’re taking the initiate to ask questions, so if you have any more please do not hesitate to ask. If I have missed anything out, please forgive me.

Thank you.

And to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him is [due] worship constantly. Then is it other than Allah that you fear?

-Surah An-Nahl | 16:52.

.وَاشْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ

ِAnd be thankful for the blessing of God, if you really worship Him.

— Surah An-Nahl [16:114]

إِن تَحْرِصْ عَلَىٰ هُدَاهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي مَن يُضِلُّ ۖ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ

“If you (O Muhammad ﷺ) covet for their guidance, then verily Allah guides not those whom He makes to go astray (or none can guide him whom Allah sends astray). And they will have no helpers.”

(Qur’an, 16:37)

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَىٰ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِن شَيْءٍ يَتَفَيَّأُ ظِلَالُهُ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَالشَّمَائِلِ سُجَّدًا لِّلَّهِ وَهُمْ دَاخِرُونَ

Do they not consider every thing that Allah has created? Its (very) shadows return from right and left, making obeisance to Allah while they are in utter abasement

وَلِلَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِن دَابَّةٍ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

And whatever creature that is in the heavens and that is in the earth makes obeisance to Allah (only), and the angels (too) and they do not show pride.

يَخَافُونَ رَبَّهُم مِّن فَوْقِهِمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ

They fear their Lord above them and do what they are commanded.

Surah An-Nahl, 48-50 (!These verses require making Sajda!)

Everything prostrates to Allah

Allah informs us about His might, majesty and pride, meaning that all things submit themselves to Him and every created being - animate and inanimate, as well as the responsible - humans and Jinns, and the angels - all humble themselves before Him. He tells us that everything that has a shadow leaning to the right and the left, i.e., in the morning and the evening, is by its shadow, prostrating to Allah. Mujahid said, “When the sun passes its zenith, everything prostrates to Allah, may He be glorified.” This was also said by Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and others.

﴿لِلَّهِ وَهُمْ﴾
(while they are humble) means, they are in a state of humility. Mujahid also said: “The prostration of every thing is its shadow”, and he mentioned the mountains and said that their prostrations are their shadows. Abu Ghalib Ash-Shaybani said: “The waves of the sea are its prayers”. It is as if reason is attributed to these inanimate objects when they are described as prostrating, so Allah says:

﴿وَلِلَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَمَا فِى الاٌّرْضِ مِن دَآبَّةٍ﴾
(And to Allah prostrate all that are in the heavens and all that are in the earth, of the moving creatures) As Allah says:

﴿وَللَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَن فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَظِلَـلُهُم بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالاٌّصَالِ ﴾
(And to Allah (alone) all who are in the heavens and the earth fall in prostration, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.) (13:15)

﴿وَالْمَلَـئِكَةُ وَهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ﴾
(and the angels, and they are not proud.) means, they prostrate to Allah and are not too proud to worship Him.

﴿يَخَـفُونَ رَبَّهُمْ مِّن فَوْقِهِمْ﴾
(They fear their Lord above them) means, they prostrate out of fear of their Lord, may He be glorified.

﴿وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ﴾
(and they do what they are commanded.) meaning they continually obey Allah, doing what He tells them to do and avoiding that which He forbids.

A breath can be taken in many ways, a breath can be short to its domain. A fire burns inside a lung, as it decays. If you see a person struggling in their deen,  don’t let your arrogance deceive you, don’t let it blind you in your walk. 

Allah سبحانه و تعالى warns from this, 

وَلَا تُصَعِّرْ خَدَّكَ لِلنَّاسِ وَلَا تَمْشِ فِي الْأَرْضِ مَرَحًا ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ

“And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] towards people and do not walk through the earth prideful. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” (Surah 31. Luqman, Ayah 18)

Those poor souls only see what you show to the outer world while inside your lord knows what you hide, Allah az wa jal says 

لَا جَرَمَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا يُسِرُّونَ وَمَا يُعْلِنُونَ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ

“Certainly, Allah knows what they conceal and what they declare. Indeed, He does not like the arrogant.” (Surah 16. An-Nahl, Ayah 23)  

If you notice the slaves of the most beloved struggling, pick their brain and ask if their okay? 

وَالَّذِينَ جَاءُوا مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ

And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Surah 59. Al-Hashr, Ayah 10)  

Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting. And We will surely give those who were patient their reward according to the best of what they used to do.

-Surah An-Nahl | 16:96.

مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ‌ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ
وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَ‌هُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ  ۞

Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do. 

— Quran, surah al-Nahl [16:97]

anonymous asked:

What scientific proof do we have that the Quran is from god?

As Salamu Alaikum ♥

I love this question ♥

Here are some of the miracles, please click on the link at the bottom of this post for more ♥

Please note the Quran came down over 1400 years ago, before the means of technology to find these miracles named in the Quran, by man ♥

1) It says in the Quran:  

 "By heaven furnished with paths;“
Quran (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 7)

As we know planets, including Earth, move in an orbit/path around the sun ♥


The ratio of the appearances of the words “sea” and “land” in the Qur’an is identical to the ratio between sea and land in modern science. The continents had not yet been discovered at the time the Qur’an was sent down, and it was impossible to determine the ratio between the land and sea. Even such a large continent as America was only discovered in the 15th century.

The word “land” appears 13 times in the Qur’an, while “sea” appears 32 times. These numbers total 45. If we divide the number of references to land in the Qur’an, 13, by 45, the result is 28.8888888889%. When we divide the number of references to sea in the Quran, 32, by 45, the result is 71.1111111111%. these ratios are the exact ones that apply between water and dry land on Earth.

The repetition of these words in the Qur’an may be an indication that the Earth is 71% covered in water and 29% in dry land. (Allah knows the truth.) It has only been possible to arrive at this ratio in the present day, thanks to satellite photos and computer calculations.Number of times the word “land” appears in the Qur’an = 13Number of times the word “sea” appears in the Qur’an = 32Proportion of dry land to sea covering the Earth = 13/45 = 29%Proportion of sea to dry land on Earth = 32/45 = 71%


The genetic make-up of human beings and other living things depends on their chromosomes and the genetic data in these chromosomes in DNA. Gender is dependent on the 23rd chromosome pair. In other words, the difference between a man and a woman stems from the 23rd chromosome pair. If a person’s 23rd chromosome id expressed in the form XX she is female, and if in the form XY, then he is male.

The Qur’an makes reference to the 23rd chromosome that determines the difference between male and female thus: The word “man” and the word “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. This discovery about chromosomes made only recently was reported hundreds of years beforehand in the Qur’an by way of the number 23, that which concerns the basic difference between male and female. (Allah knows the truth.)The words “man” and “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. The 23rd chromosome is the main element that determines an individual’s gender.


All the bees in the world have the same number of chromosomes, and that never changes. Male and female animals generally have the same number of chromosomes. But the bee is slightly different. Because the male bee has 16 single chromosomes and the female bee 16 pairs.

The bee is thus different in this respect, that of chromosome number. This difference is indicated in the Qur’an thus: (Allah knows the truth.) The Surah (Chapter) “Nahl,” meaning bee, is the 16th Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an. And 16 is the number of chromosomes these animals possess.Surat an-Nahl, meaning “Bee,” is the 16th Surah (Chapter).

The bee has 16 chromosomes.


Television transmissions take place by electromagnetic waves travelling at the speed of light reaching our homes. Television waves are so fast that live transmissions from many kilometers away can be made almost instantaneously. Surat an-Naml of the Qur’an describes how the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) had the throne of a queen in a far-distant country brought to him instantaneously in a miraculous manner, in a manner reminiscent of the above technology:

He who possessed knowledge of the Book said, 

‘I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.’And when he saw it standing firmly in his presence, he said, ‘This is part of my Lord’s favor to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude…’
(Surat an-Naml, 40)

This verse immediately puts one in mind of teleportation or image transmission (television). Some letters in Surat an-Naml in which this phenomenon is described come together in a mysterious manner to comprise the word “television.”    The letters that constitute the word television appear side by side, from left to right, in verse 17 of Surat an-Naml, which refers to the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). The word television is written and pronounced in more or less the same way in Turkish, English, Arabic and other languages.

Looking at the sequence of letters here and the passages cited, we see a miracle that cannot possibly be explained in terms of chance. At the same time, each one of these instances is a sign for those who study the Qur’an that still grater mysteries may lie concealed within it.

In one verse, our Almighty Lord says this of the Holy Qur’an:

If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea, with seven more seas besides, was ink Allah’s words still would not run dry. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surah Luqman, 27)

For more Miracles in the Quran (as I have not even scratched the surface), please visit the following website:

(information in this post was taken straight from the above mentioned website)

Types of KUFR

(Every Muslim must know these to help from falling into these destructive beliefs)

1. Kufr ul-‘Inad: Disbelief out of stubborness. This applies to someone who knows the truth and admits to knowing the truth and admits to knowing it with his tongue, but refuses to accept it and refrains from making a declaration. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever.” [Surah Qaf (50), ayah 24]

2. Kufr ul-Inkar: Disbelief out of denial. This applies to someone who denies with both heart and tongue. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “They recognize the favors of Allah, yet they deny them. Most of them are disbelievers.” [Surah Nahl (16), ayah 83]

3. Kufr ul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride. The disbelief by the devils (e.g. Iblis) is an example of this type of kufr.

4. Kufr ul-Juhud: Disbelief out of rejection.This applies to someone who aknowledges the truth in his heart, but rejects it with his tongue. This types of kufr is applicable to those who calls themselves Muslims but who reject any necessary and accepted norms of Islam such as salat and zakat. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “They denied them (i.e. the signs) even though their hearts believed in them, out of spite and arrogance.” [Surah Naml (27), ayah 14]

5. Kufr ul-Nifaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy.This applies to someone who pretends to be a believer but conceals his disbelief. Such a person is called a munafiq or hypocrite. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Verily the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of Hell. You will find no one to help them.” [SurahAn-Nisa (4), ayah 145]

6. Kufr ul-Istihal: Disbelief out of trying to make haram into halal. This applies to someone who accepts as lawful (halal) that which Allah has made unlawful (haram) like alcohol or adultery. Only Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, has the prerogative to make things halal and haram and those who seek to interfere with His right are like rivals to Him and therefore fall outside the boundries of faith.

7. Kufr ul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allah’s Commands. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Perdition (destruction) has been consigned to those who disbelieve and He will render their actions void. This is because they are averse to that which Allah has revealed so He has made their actions fruitless.” [Surah Muhammad (47), ayah 8-9]

8. Kufr ul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Say: Was it at Allah, His signs and His apostles that you were mocking? Make no excuses. You have disbelieved after you have believed.” [Surah Taubah (9), ayah 65-66]

9. Kufr ul-I'radh: Disbelief due to avoidance. This applies to those who turn away and avoid the truth. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “And who is more unjust than he who is reminded of his Lord’s Signs but then turns away from them. Then he forgets what he has sent forward (for the Day of Judgment).” [Surah Kahf (18), ayah 57]

10. Kufr ul-Istibdal: Disbelief because of trying to substitute Allah’s Laws. This could take the form of (a) rejection of Allah’s Law (shari'ah) without denying it, (b) denial of Allah’s law and therefore rejecting it, or © substituting Allah’s laws with man-made laws. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Or have they partners with Allah who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed.” [Surah Shura (42), ayah 8] Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely (that) is lawful and this is forbidden so as to invent a lie against Allah. Verily, those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper.” [Surah Nahl (16), ayah 116

Ibn Kathir /
Beliefs & Methodology

Verily, After Hardship Comes Ease…

وَاصْبِرْ وَمَا صَبْرُكَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ ۚ وَلَا تَحْزَنْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا تَكُ فِي ضَيْقٍ مِّمَّا يَمْكُرُونَ

And be patient, and your patience is not but through Allah . And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they plot.
(Surah an-Nahl 16:127)


Saat diri berada di dalam kekusutan, kegelapan, ketakutan, ingat lah selalu bahawa

“ALLAH is always with you.”

Never forget that.

baca ayat ini

“waishbir wamaa shabruka illaa biallaahi walaa tahzan ‘alayhim walaa taku fii dhayqin mimmaa yamkuruuna”

Bersabarlah (hai Muhammad) dan tiadalah kesabaranmu itu melainkan dengan pertolongan Allah dan janganlah kamu bersedih hati terhadap (kekafiran) mereka dan janganlah kamu menyempit dada terhadap apa yang mereka tipu dayakan.

Surah: An-Nahl - Ayat: 127

Surah An-Nahl, Verse 18:
وَإِن تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

If ye would count up the favours of Allah, never would ye be able to number them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

I was reading one of my favorite sura from the Qur'an, Surah Al Araf.

And on the end of it, I encountered my favorite mihrab sign again. Subhan'Allah. It always makes me smile whenever I encounter this “little house” that I used to call it before. 

So today, I wanted to share something about it, and I pray it benefits every person who reads this. in sha Allah.

I would like to tell you about it through the story of ‘Uthman Ibn Affan Radiyallahu Anhu, again it’s because Qur'an and 'Uthman are just two subjects that can’t be separated. ma sha Allah. How beautiful was 'Uthman.

Sujood At-Tilawah also known as the prostration that ones does when reading qur'an.

'Uthman’s viewed sujood at tilawah as obligatory when reciting, sitting and listening to the Noble Qur'an,  while others say its not but nevertheless this is highly recommended for us to do in sha Allah, and there is indeed no sin if we do not do it. 

As for one who hears it without meaning to, he does not have to prostrate. 

As narrated 'Umar passed by a storyteller who recited a verse in which a prostration was required so that 'Uthman would prostrate with him.

'Uthman said: “The prostration is only required of the one listening to it”, then went on his way and did not prostrate.

*means the one who intended to listen to it*

and 'Uthman also said that menstruating women who hear a verse of prostration should make a gesture and not ignore it, but she should not prostrate as in prayer.

This is in view of the great caliph. We have to keep in mind that sujood At Tilawah is done to show our willingness to humble ourselves before Allah, hence we are to deliver an extra prostration to showcase this.

How to do Sujood At Tilawah: [Again, it is not a sin if you do not do it, but it is recommended]

1) If you are reading or listening to the recitation of such verse, you should say takbeer and prostrate one time after reading it.

As narrated by 'Umar: “The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam used to recite Qur'an to us, and if he reached an ayah where a sajdah was prescribed, he would say takbeer and prostrate and we would do likewise. 

2) If you are praying and you come to such verse, then you should say Allahu'akbar and go directly from standing to prostration without bowing in between, then after one sujood you should say Allahu'akbar and stand up and continue your prayer.

3) If you are praying behind an imam, you should only make sujood at tilawah if the imam does so.

Note: Most of the scholars says that it is not necessary to be in a state of wudhu, or facing the qiblah or dressed for this prostration [as to how it is to be when offering salah]. But it is highly advised to treat this prostration with same level of humility and respect.

Verses for Sujood At Tilawah: [You will see that there is that line above the ayah and then later on will be the presence of the mihrab sign]

1) Surah 7 [Al Araf]: Verse 206
“Surely those who are with your Lord (the angels) are never too proud to perform acts of worship to Him, but they glorify His Praise and prostrate before Him.” 

2) Surah 13 [Ar Rad]: Verse 15
“And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.”

3) Surah 16 [An Nahl]: Verse 49
“And to Allah prostrate all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, of the live moving creatures and the angels, and they are not proud.” 

4) Surah 17 [Al Isra]: verse 107
“Say (O Muhammad): ‘Believe in it (the Quran) or do not believe. Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.” 

5) Surah 19 [Maryam]: Verse 58
“… When the Verses of the Most Beneficent (Allah) were recited unto them, they fell down prostrating and weeping.” (19:58)

6) Surah 22 [Al Hajj]: Verse 18
“See you not that to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, all living creatures, and many of mankind? (22:18)

7) Surah 22 [Al Hajj]: Verse 77
“Oh you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful.” (22:77) 

8) Surah 25 [Al Furqan]: Verse 60
“And when it is said to them: ‘Prostrate to the Most Beneficent (Allah)!’ They say, ‘And what is the Most Beneficent? Shall we fall down in prostration to that which you (O Muhammad) command us?’ And it increases in them only aversion.” 

9) Surah 27 [An Naml]: Verse 25
“Satan has barred them from Allah’s way, so that they do not worship (prostratebefore) Allah, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal.” 

10) Surah 32 [As Sadja]: Verse 15
“Only those believe in Our signs, who, when they are reminded of them fall downprostrate, and glorify the Praises of their Lord, and they are not proud.” 

11) Surah 38 [Sad]: Verse 24
“… And Dawood (Prophet David) guessed that We had tried him and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down prostrate and turned (to Allah) in repentance.”

12) Surah 41 [Fussilat]: Verse 37
“And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Him Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.” 

13) Surah 53 [An Najm]: Verse 62
“So fall down in prostration to Allah, and worship Him (Alone).” 

14) Surah 84 [Al Inshiqaq]: Verse 21
“And when the Quran is recited to them, they do not fall prostrate.” 

15) Surah 96 [Al Alaq]: Verse 19
”… Fall prostrate and draw near to Allah!”

Note: Some scholars dispute on the no. 7 [22:77] as the reports in regards this ayah if early Muslims did make sujood are not fully confirmed so some scholars cite a lack of evidence for it and some count it while others do not.

• A dua for Sujood At Tilawah

اللَّهُمَّ اكْتُبْ لِي بِهَا عِنْدَكَ أَجْرًا ، وَضَعْ عَنِّي بِهَا وِزْرًا ، وَاجْعَلْهَا لِي عِنْدَكَ ذُخْرًا ، وَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّي كَمَا تَقَبَّلْتَهَا مِنْ عَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ

Allahumma aktub li biha ‘indaka ajran wa da’ ‘anni biha wizran waj’alha li ‘indaka dukhran wa taqabbalha minni kama taqabbaltaha min ‘abdika Daw’oud 

“O Allah, record for me a reward for this (prostration), and remove from me a sin. Save it for me and accept it from me just as You accepted it from Your slave Daw’oud.”

This is one of the ad'iyah for sujood At Tilawah, if you haven’t memorized it then make it to a point that you say Subhana Rabbiy al-A'ala [Glory be to my Lord] in sha Allah.


I wanted to share this because when i was delivering lectures back home, I was asked about this sign and so I thought maybe some other sisters are also wondering about it especially to those who are new on reading the Qur'an, so I pray this helps you all, in sha Allah.

Also because we might unknowingly recite some of the verses above in our salah and I just wanted to give the heads up that we could earn extra rewards for it in sha Allah. 

In this, I would like to end this article with the hadith of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam saying about this:

Once a person prostrates himself after reading a verse requiring the performance of sajdah, the shaitan starts crying and wailing in a corner, saying: ‘Alas! The children of Adam were enjoined to perform sajdah and they carried it out, and become entitled to enter Paradise, but I refused to do so and was condemned to Hell.” 


And I pray that we are given the tawfiq to learn the Qur'an and may Allah Azza Wa Jall ease our hearts through making Qur'an filling every emptiness that we have. Amin

[With a longing heart of a daughter who had lost her mother, I ask whoever among you who reads this and may Allah make you benefit from it, give a little prayer for my mother Allah yer7ama, her name is Aida [please mention her name in your ad'iyah].

May this be a form of sadaqah jariya of hers, and may Allah Azza Wa Jall forgive her and grant her a place in Jannatul Firdaus. Amin]


Stories and ahadith were taken from:

• Al Khilafah Al Rashidah wa'l Dawlah al Umawiyyah, Al Yahya, p. 444
• Mawsoo’ at Fiqh 'Uthman Ibn Affan, p. 186
• [hadith narrated by 'Umar] Ahmad, 2/17; Al Bukhari 2/33, 34; Muslim 1/405 no. 575
• [end of article hadith] Muslim and Ibn Majah 

Du'a and Dhikr:

• Jami At Tirmidhi 579