Prostration or 'sujood' after the
Q527 :After finishing my prayer and before leaving
the mosque, I do a prostration during which I pray Allah for mercy and
other things. Some people object. Please comment.
A527 : Such a prostration, or sujood, is neither
necessary nor recommended. We do a prostration of gratitude to Allah
when we hear some good news. We also prostrate ourselves at the time
when we read or hear certain verses of the Qur'an which mention
prostration in submission to Allah. [We also prostrate as compensation
for an omission during prayers] Apart from this, no separate or
individual prostration is recommended.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )