SAJDAH- E- TILAWAT: First Sajdah in the Quran is in 7:206




إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ عِندَ رَبِّكَ لَا يَستَكبِرُونَ عَن عِبَادَتِهِ وَيُسَبِّحُونَهُ  وَلَهُ  يَسجُدُونَ  (٢٠٦)

English Translations:
1.    Lo! Those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to do Him service, but they praise Him and adore Him. (206)

2.    007.206 
YUSUFALI: Those who are near to thy Lord, disdain not to do Him worship: They celebrate His praises, and prostrate before Him.
3.    PICKTHAL: Lo! Those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to do Him service, but they praise Him and prostrate before Him.
4.     SHAKIR: Surely those who are with your Lord are not too proud to serve Him, and they declare His glory and prostrate in humility before Him.


There are 15 places in the Quran where if one comes to that point while reciting, one should do Sajdah (prostration) details can be heard on

In addition all scholars agree that:
If the person doing tilawat does sajdah the listener also has to do sajdah (Ruwayyah Abu Huraira)

Significance and Fazeelat of Sajdah e Tilawat

Abu Huraira reported that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
When a person while reciting the Quran reaches the point of Sajdah in the surah and he does a sajdah then the Shaitaan 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)

When we reach the point of sajdah in the recitation of the Quran make this dua:

Dua of Sajdah e Tilawat

Sajada wajheha lil ladhi khalaqahu,
wa shaQa sam ahu,
wa basarahu,
be howleehee wa quwatehee
fatabarakallahu ahsanal Khaliqeen “

“My face is in prostration (sajdah) of that Paak (Pure) entity that created it, made ears and placed eyes in it, it is all from His tawfeeq and power, Allah is Paak and the Best Creator”

Other options of what to say in Sajdah Tilawat:

If one has not memorized the above-mentioned dua then “Subhan Rabbi al Ala’a” can be repeated similar to what is said in the sajdah of salaat.

Performing the Sajdah e Tilawat is Afzal (important, desirable, highly beneficial) because Shaitaan cries and runs away from the person performing it.

End Tafseer

40 thoughts on “SAJDAH- E- TILAWAT: First Sajdah in the Quran is in 7:206

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  2. If anyone leaves out the sajdah tilawah in Salaat, does he or she has to perform the sajdah sahw (according to the Hanafi school?


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  4. There is no doubt fifteen Sajdas are in holy Quran, but in Surah Al-Hajj the second Sajda is only for Shafis, it is clearly written on the place where Sajda to be performed. The Hanafi fiqha allowed only 14 Sajdas.
    Please forgive me if I am wrong. may Allah also forgive me.


    • Sister Sabiha, thank you for your wish, you said Jazakallah……..which means (please correct me if I am wrong) “May Allah give you……….” but you did not complete the sentence. Did you want Him to give me KHAIR?
      THANK YOU:)


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  8. To clear any doubt in your mind,here they are all 15 holy verses. Bismillah al rahman al rahim.

    1 – “Surely those who are with your Lord (angels) are never too proud to perform acts of worship to Him, but they glorify His Praise and prostrate before Him.” [al-A’raaf 7:206]

    2 – “And unto Allaah (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.”
    [al-Ra’d 13:15]

    3 _ “And to Allaah 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 [i.e., they worship their Lord (Allaah) with humility].” [al-Nahl 16:49]

    4 _ “Say (O Muhammad): `Believe in it (the Qur’aan) or do not believe (in it). Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.” [al-Isra’ 17:107]

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

    6 _ “See you not that to Allaah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is one the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and al-dawaab (moving living creatures, beasts, (etc.), and many of mankind? But there are many (men) on whom the punishment is justified. And whomsoever Allaah disgraces, none can honour him. Verily! Allaah does what He wills.”
    [al-Hajj 22:18]

    7 _ “O you who believe! Bow down, and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful.” [al-Hajj 22:77]

    8 _ “And when it is said to them: `Prostrate to the Most Beneficent (Allaah)!’ 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.” [al-Furqaan 25:60]

    9 _ “[As Shaytaan has barred them from Allaah’s Way] so that they do not worship (prostrate before) Allaah, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal.”
    [al-Naml 27:25]

    10 _ “Only those believe in Our aayaat (verses, signs, etc.) who, when they are reminded of them fall down prostrate, and glorify the Praises of their Lord, and they are not proud.”
    [al-Sajdah 32:15]

    11 _ “… And Dawood guessed that We had tried him and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down prostrate and turned (to Allaah) in repentance.” [Saad 38:24]

    12 _ “And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Him Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.”
    [Fussilat 41:37]

    13 _ “So fall down in prostration to Allaah, and worship Him (Alone).”
    [al-Najm 53:62]

    14 _ “And when the Qur’aan is recited to them, they fall not prostrate.”
    [al-Inshiqaaq 84:21]

    15 _ “… Fall prostrate and draw near to Allaah!”
    [al-`Alaq 96:19]


    • Salam,

      I would just like to point out that there are a few mistakes in the ayats you’ve mentioned for sajdas:

      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.” [Al-‘Isra’ 17:109]

      9 _ “Allah – there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Great Throne”
      [al-Naml 27:26]

      12 _ “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]

      The reason that I’m pointing this out is that even though when you open the Quran to read it, you can easily tell where the actual sajdas are because the ones you quoted are just off by one or two ayats. What got me worried was that people have been quoting this same post all over the internet (as far as I researched) which is basically quoting the wrong information about the Quran.

      If you could please also ask the people where you referred this post from to fix, it would be great 🙂

      I don’t know for myself if these are all the sajdas in the Quran or not because I was not counting.

      This is to the best of my knowledge. May Allah forgive us if there are any mistakes.


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  10. Assalam u elaikum bhai jan
    i m a siner muslim i want to know who to make a sajdah during recite of holy Quran complete procedure. thanks
    amjad sultan


  11. I was leading some people in the fajr prayer and I recited Surah Iqra in the first rakat, at the end (verse 19), I prostrated but the people didn’t prostrate. They said subhannAllah for like 3 times when I hit the mat to signal them to stop and prostrate after me. after this I stood up and recited Surah Ihklas and then went to ruku, and perform the last rakat as normal. After I finish, the said they didn’t prostrate after me in the first rakat (i.e. for the sajdah-e-tilaawat). So they said they haven’t got the blessing for the sajdah-e-tilaawat and so their prayer wasn’t valid and we had to repeat the salat. I repeated the salat with them been the imam for them. So I write to ask, if the first prayer valid or not and explain more to me please.

    Some people believe sajdah-e-tilaawat is compulsory/wajib whiles others say it’s not compulsory/wajib and I follow the second one.


    • Asalaam o alaikum!
      I am not a Faqih, but I asked our Imam who has a degree in Fiqh and he said:

      Sajdah Tilawaat is not compulsory as seen by the actions of our Rasool pbuh

      As for the prayer: The people have to follow the Imam and if they did not completely follow him, since they were behind the imam their prayer is accepted.
      Allah knows best!


      • You mean the congregations prayer is valid even if they didn’t do Sajdah Tilawaat with me (the Imam)? Am confused.

        I just haven’t got to see the Sheikhs around here to ask them, but inshallah I would try and see one of them and ask him about this situation.
        Thanks for the quick reply brother.
        JazakaAllahu khair.


  12. I am sorry, I have not counted them, but I will as I proceed with the tafseer………..if any of the other readers know, please enlighten us!
    JazaaikAllah Khair!


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