Volume 2, Book 19, Number 173
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Masud :
The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while
reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old
man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his
forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me." Later on, I saw him
killed as a non-believer.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 174
Narrated Abu Huraira:
On Fridays the Prophet used to recite Alf Lam Mim Tanzil-As-Sajda
(in the first Raka) and Hal ata'alal-lnsani i.e. Suratad-Dahr
(LXXVI) (in the second Raka), in the Fajr prayer.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 175
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The prostration of Sad is not a compulsory one but I saw the Prophet
prostrating while reciting it.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 176
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Masud:
The Prophet recited Surat-an-Najm (53) and prostrated while reciting
it and all the people prostrated and a man amongst the people took a
handful of stones or earth and raised it to his face and said, "This
is sufficient for me." Later on I saw him killed as a non-believer.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 177
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet I prostrated while reciting An-Najm and with him
prostrated the Muslims, the pagans, the jinns, and all human beings.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 178
Narrated 'Ata' bin Yasar:
I asked Zaid bin Thabit about prostration on which he said that he
had recited An-Najm before the Prophet, yet he (the Prophet) had not
performed a prostration.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 179
Narrated Zaid bin Thabit:
I recited An-Najm before the Prophet, yet he did not perform a
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 180
Narrated Abu Salma:
I saw Abu Huraira reciting Idha-Sama' un-Shaqqat and he prostrated
during its recitation. I asked Abu Huraira, "Didn't I see you
prostrating?" Abu Huraira said, "Had I not seen the Prophet
prostrating, I would not have prostrated."
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 181
Narrated Ibn Umar:
When the Prophet recited a Sura that contained the prostration he
would prostrate and we would do the same and some of us (because of
the heavy rush) could not find a place for prostration.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 182
Narrated Ibn 'Umar,
When the Prophet recited Surat As-Sajda and we were with him, he
would prostrate and we also would prostrate with him and some of us
(because of the heavy rush) would not find a place (for our
foreheads) to prostrate on.
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 183
'Umar bin Al-Khattab recited Surat-an-Nahl on a Friday on the pulpit
and when he reached the verse of Sajda he got down from the pulpit
and prostrated and the people also prostrated. The next Friday 'Umar
bin Al-Khattab recited the same Sura and when he reached the verse
of Sajda he said, "O people! When we recite the verses of Sajda
(during the sermon) whoever prostrates does the right thing, yet it
is no sin for the one who does not prostrate." And 'Umar did not
prostrate (that day). Added Ibn 'Umar "Allah has not made the
prostration of recitation compulsory but if we wish we can do it."
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 184
Narrated Abu Rafi:
I offered the 'Isha' prayer behind Abu Huraira and he recited
Idhas-Sama' Un-Shaqqat, and prostrated. I said, "What is this?" Abu
Huraira said, "I prostrated behind Abu-l-Qasim and I will do the
same till I meet him."
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 185
Narrated Ibn 'Umar.
Whenever the Prophet recited the Sura which contained the
prostration of recitation he used to prostrate and then, we, too,
would prostrate and some of us did not find a place for prostration.
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