I LOVE ALLAH ..:: Falling Into Sujood To Make Du’aa ::..

A questioner asked Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-’Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah) that they have read that Shaikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah), if he wanted something, he would fall into prostration and supplicate to Allaah. Is this action legislated?

Answer by Shaykh ‘A…bdullah bin ‘Abdul-’Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah): Yes, this is legislated because of the hadeeth of the Messenger salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: “The closest that a person comes to his Lord is when he is in sujood [so say a great deal of du’aa in sujood]”.(Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), in al-Salaah, 482).

Among the moments when response may come to a du’aa’ in all prayers, obligatory and naafil alike, is the moment of sujood (prostration), because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The closest that a person may be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so say a great deal of du’aa’ in sujood.” (Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), in al-Salaah, 482). And Muslim (may Allaah have mercy on him) narrated in his Saheeh from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “As for rukoo’ (bowing), proclaim the greatness of your Lord in rukoo’ and strive in du’aa’, for you will be more deserving of being responded to.” (Muslim, al-Salaah, 479).

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