Ramadaan Series {Day 27} – Prolonged Du’a in Sujood and Tashahud in The Last 10 Nights of Ramadaan

Du’a in sujood and du’a after tashahud should be prolonged in these nights. If you don’t know Arabic then any du’as you have memorised, the du’a of Laylatul Qadr, istighfar and anything else you know should be used.

Saying “Ameen” For A Du’a in Sujood

Saying “ameen” is usually said when the du’a is heard by others such as Surah Faatihah and Qunoot. As for du’a in sujood, then this is a secret du’a so there is no need to say “ameen” and Allah Knows Best.

The Standing and Sujood of Prayer

Shaykh ul Islam (rh) mentions in Fatawaa al-Kubra that the standing and sujood are equal because of the clear Hadith in the Saheeh which mentions, the best Salaah is the one with the longest qiyaam.

A Hadith in the Saheeh, that the closest one is to Allah is in sujood so suplicate much therein. The recital of the Qur’an is better than du’a and dhikr but the sujood position itself is better than the standing position itself so he viewed them both as equal!

As a side point, the human being is prone to becoming bored so change your routines, meaning if you pray Qiyaam, do 2 by 2 and then the Witr. The next time you pray Qiyaam increase and decrease, make different du’as in the Salaah, different du’as in rukooh, sujood and this is all from the Sunnah so a person should vary. A person may become tired or bored of the same thing and leave it!

Prolonged Du’a in Sujood and Tashahud in The Last 10 Nights of Ramadaan

Du’a in sujood and du’a after tashahud should be prolonged in these nights. If you don’t know Arabic then any du’as you have memorised, the du’a of Laylatul Qadr, istighfar and anything else you know should be used.

Reminder About Death

The following was narrated to us by one of our sheikhs.

There was a taxi driver and he would drive around in Riyadh. He picked up 3 boys and it was salaah time so they stopped at a gas station to pray.

As he got ready he asked them to pray but they said they don’t pray!

He encouraged them and they all said ok.

When he finished the salaah, 3 of the 4 finished but one was still in sujood. They thought he was playing, and said to him, you don’t pray and now you’ve become religious. They checked and realised he had died.

One of the boys was crying profusely, so the taxi driver tried to console him and he said that it was his older brother and he hadn’t prayed salaah in 15 years.

What we learn from this:

  • Always encourage people to do good
  • Be gentle
  • Allah wants good for everyone
  • You don’t know how you’re going to die.