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Why Do We Prostrate During Prayer?

“The servant is never closer to God, Exalted is He, than when he is prostrating himself in worship.” It is related that a man once said to God’s Messenger (peace be upon him): “Pray to God that He may include me among those who enjoy your intercession…

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Why Is Sujood (Prostration) So Important?

Salam (Peace) Dear Questioner, Thank you so much for this important question and for wanting to know more about this beautiful act of worship in Islam. One Is Nearest To His Lord In Sujood Indeed sujood is one of the most beautiful, most special and most elevating acts of worship a believer can do to His …

Is It Necessary for Women to Lift Elbows when Prostrating?

Is It Necessary for Women to Lift Elbows when Prostrating?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Initially according to Shariah, there is no different way of praying for women. Both men and women pray alike as far as postures are concerned since there is no mention in hadith that they should be praying differently. We read in …

The Biggest Performance of Your Life: Prayer

The scorecard for our prayers is the example of the Prophet Muhammad. Doing your best to perfect the prayer postures and constantly pulling your mind back to the remembrance of Allah throughout, can lead to true success and Allah.



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