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What are the verses of sajdah in the Qur'an?

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There are 15 verses (ayaat) of prostration (sajdah) in the Qur'an where prostration should be done:

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

"When a person while reciting the Quran reaches the point of sajdah in the surah and he does a sajdah then the shaitan cries and separates himself from that person and wails "O Disaster! When he was commanded to do sajdah, he performed sajdah, thus for him, there are the gardens of Jannah. When I was commanded to do sajdah I did not do sajdah, and for me, there is the Fire." (Sahih Muslim)

These verses comprise:

1 . Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate. (al-A'raf 7:206)

2. And to Allah prostrates whoever is within the heavens and the earth, willingly or by compulsion, and their shadows (as well) in the mornings and the afternoons. (ar-Ra'd 13:15)

3. They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded. (An-Nahl 16:50)

4. And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur'an increases them in humble submission. (Bani Israel 17:109)

5. Those were the ones upon whom Allah bestowed favor from among the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried (in the ship) with Noah, and of the descendants of Abraham and Israel, and of those whom We guided and chose. When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping. (Maryam 19:58)

6. Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? But upon many the punishment has been justified. And he whom Allah humiliates – for him there is no bestower of honor. Indeed, Allah does what He wills. (al-Hajj 22:17)

7. And when it is said to them, “Prostrate to the Most Merciful,” they say, “And what is the Most Merciful? Should we prostrate to that which you order us?” And it increases them in aversion. (al-Furqan 25:60)

8. Allah – there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Great Throne. (an-Naml 27:26)

9. Only those believe in Our verses who, when they are reminded by them, fall down in prostration and exalt ( Allah ) with praise of their Lord, and they are not arrogant. (as-Sajdah 32:15)

10. (David) said, “He has certainly wronged you in demanding your ewe (in addition) to his ewes. And indeed, many associates oppress one another, except for those who believe and do righteous deeds – and few are they.” And David became certain that We had tried him, and he asked forgiveness of his Lord and fell down bowing (in prostration) and turned in repentance (to Allah ). (Sad 38:24)

11. But if they are arrogant – then those who are near your Lord exalt Him by night and by day, and they do not become weary. (Fussilat 41:38)

12. So prostrate to Allah and worship (Him). (an-Najm 53:62)

13. And when the Qur'an is recited to them, they do not prostrate (to Allah )? (al-Inshiqaq 84:21)

14. No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near (to Allah ). (al-Alaq 96:19)

15. O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and do good – that you may succeed. (al-Hajj 22:77)


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