Dua for When sujood due to recitation of the Quran

Sujood at-Tilawah is a sajda that Muslims have to perform when they recite an ayat-e-sajda in the holy Quran. Prostating (performing sajda) after reading ayat-e-sajda in the Quran is not fard (obligatory); it is wajib. When you perform Sajda at-Tilawah, you may recite the dua for when in sujood due to recitation of the Quran. Two duas are recommended, and both are listed below.

There are 15 verses in the Quran called ayat-e-sajda. Whenever one recites or listens to these verses, it's wajib on them to perform sajdah. There is no time limitation; they can perform the sajdah as soon or as late according to their convenience; however, performing it sooner is better. In instances when sujood due to recitation of the Quran needs to be performed, the word sajdah or a symbol for the word is written in the margins of the Quran.

Hisnul Muslim

When sujood due to recitation of the Quran

Prayer Duas

سَجَدَ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي خَلَقَهُ، وَشَقَّ سَمْعَهُ وَبَصَرَهُ، بِحَوْلِهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ، فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

Sajada wajhiya lillathee khalaqahu, wa shaqqa sam'ahu wa basarahu bihawlihi wa quwwatihi. Fatabaarakallaahu 'ahsanul-khaaliqeen.

I have prostrated my face to the One Who created it, and gave it hearing and sight by His might and His power. Glory is to Allah, the Best of creators.

[Hisnul 50] [At-Tirmizi 2/474, Ahmad 6/30, Al-Hakim]

اللَّهُمَّ اكْتُبْ لِي بِهَا عِنْدَكَ أَجْراً، وَضَعْ عَنِّي بِهَا وِزْراً، وَاجْعَلْهَا لِي عِنْدَكَ ذُخْراً، وَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّي كَمَا تَقَبَّلْتَهَا مِنْ عَبْدِكَ دَاوُدَ

Allaahum-maktub lee bihaa 'indaka 'ajran, wa aha' 'annee bihaa wizran, waj'alhaa lee 'indaka thukhran, wa taqabbalhaa minnee kamaa taqabbaltahaa min'abdika Daawooda.

O Allah, write it as a reward for me, and release me from a burden for it, and make it a I treasure for me in Paradise. Accept it from me as You accepted it from your servant Dawud.

[Hisnul 51] [At-Tirmizi 2/473, Al-Hakim.]

The Etiquettes Of Reciting Dua For Sujood Due To The Recitation Of The Quran

When you read an ayat-e-sajda, the best way is to perform the Sajda at-Tilawah as soon as possible rather than delaying it. You can perform the sajdah by itself or after the fard salah. Some schools of thought prefer that the Sajda at-Tilawah be offered with the same sharait as that of salah, i.e., you must be in wudu, face the Ka'aba, wear clean clothes, offer the sajdah in a clean place, and make niyyah for it as you do for salah. However, some fiqhs do not require this.  

To perform the sajdah, make niyyah and say Allah o Akbar. There is no requirement on whether you should be sitting or standing. If you are standing, say takbir and go directly into sajda. If you are sitting, recite takbir and go into sajda.

When you go in the sajda, say Subhaana Rabbiyal-A'laa three times. Afterward, raise your head from the sajda without saying takbir. You do not have to offer salam either. Now, recite the dua for offering sujood due to the recitation of the Quran. If you have to offer multiple Sajda at-Tilawah, you may stand up after rising from the sajdah, say takbir and go down in sajda again. You may repeat this until all sujood are offered.

Benefits of Reciting Dua For Sujood Due To The Recitation Of The Quran

Performing sujood due to recitation of the Quran is an opportunity to garner Allah's favor and blessing by fulfilling His command.

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah and reported in Muslim and Ibn e Majah, Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said that:

"When the son of Adam recites a verse of prostration and then falls down in prostration, the devil retreats, weeps, and says: Woe unto him, the son of Adam was commanded to prostrate, and he prostrated, so Paradise is for him. However, I was commanded to prostrate, but I refused to, so the Fire is for me".

Performing Sajda at-Tilawah allows one to come closer to understanding and implementing the divine words and submit one's self to Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) command. This nourishes a believer's soul and strengthens their faith and connection with their Lord.


The three types of sujood besides prostration while praying include Sujood at-Tilawah, Sujood al-Shukr (sujood of gratitude), and Sujood al-Sahw (sujood for oversight or omission).
There are 15 verses in the Holy Quran for which there is a call for sujood.
There are different opinions of different schools of thought. While some say it's a sunnah, most believe it is a wajib act.