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Repayment of Sajdah Tilawah


Nasihah (Advice): Lying, deception, offending the next person and addressing someone with derogatory names are all forbidden is Islam and are major sins. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

The signs of a person being a hypocrite are three, when he speaks, he lies, when he makes an agreement, he breaks the agreement and when he is trusted with something, he deceives”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 33, Narrated by Abu Hurayrah)


Question and Answer:

Q. If a person passed away and had Sajdah Tilawah that he had not completed in his lifetime, how will the family repay it?

(Query published as received)

A. When one recites a verse of Sajdah of the Qur’an or hears such a verse, it is Wajib (compulsory) to make Sajdah Tilawah.

It is Makrooh (disliked) to delay the Sajdah Tilawah without valid reason.

If one did not fulfill his/her Wajib Sajdah Tilawah before passing away, there is no Fidyah (compensation) for the omitted Sajdahs. The family should make Istighfar (seek Allah’s forgiveness) on behalf of the deceased. (Imdadul Fatawa, Vol:1, Pg: 559)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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