The Prophet SAW instructed that a lot of supplication should be made during prostration. This state and this statement combine humility to Allah.
Among the Sajda dua that the Prophet SAW used to invoke Allah with in the position of sujud is as follows;
Sajdah Dua In Arabic
سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى،
Subhaana Rabbiyal-A ‘laa.
Dua For Sujud In English
Glory is to my Lord, the Most High.
(This is said three times in Arabic.)
A person says in his prostration: Subhaana Rabbi Al-A’alaa (meaning: Glory be to my Lord, the Most High) indicating that He, the Mighty and Sublime, is the Most High and Most Exalted in His essence and attributes and that man is lowly and inferior to the Majesty of Allah, the most High, and His greatness.
Sajda Dua 2
سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا وَبِحَمْدِكَ، اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي
Subhaanaka Allaahumma Rabbanaa wa bihamdika Allaahum-maghfir lee.
Glory is to You, O Allah, our Lord, and praise is Yours. O Allah, forgive me.
Dua For Sajdah 3
سُبوحٌ، قُدُّوسٌ، رَبُّ المَلَائِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ
Subboohun, Quddoosun, Rabbul-malaa’ikati warrooh.
Glory (to You), Most Holy (are You), Lord of the angels and the Spirit.
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ، وَلَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، سَجَدَ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي خَلَقَهُ، وَصَوَّرَهُ، وَشَقَّ سَمْعَهُ وَبَصَرَهُ، تَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسنُ الْخَالِقينَ
Allaahumma laka sajadtu wa bika ‘aamantu, wa laka ‘aslamtu, sajada wajhiya lillathee khalaqahu, wa sawwarahu, wa shaqqa sam’ahu wa basarahu, tabaarakallaahu ‘ahsanul-khaaliqeen.
O Allah, to You I prostrate myself and in You I believe. To You I have submitted. My face is prostrated to the One Who created it, fashioned it, and gave it hearing and sight. Blessed is Allah, the Best of creators.
سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْجَبَرُوتِ، وَالْمَلَكُوتِ، وَالْكِبْرِيَاءِ، وَالْعَظَمَةِ
Subhaana thil-jabarooti, walmalakooti, walkibriyaa’i, wal’adhamati.
Glory is to You, Master of power, of dominion, of majesty and greatness.
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي كُلَّهُ: دِقَّهُ وَجِلَّهُ، وَأَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ، وَعَلاَنِيَّتَهُ وَسِرَّهُ
Allaahum-maghfir lee thanbee kullahu, diqqahu wa jillahu, wa ‘awwalahu wa ‘aakhirahu wa ‘alaaniyata hu wa sirrahu.
O Allah, forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ، وَبِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِنْ عُقوبَتِكَ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ، لاَ أُحْصِي ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ، أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu biridhaaka min sakhatika, wa bimu’aafaatika min ‘uqoobatika wa ‘a’oothu bika minka, laa ‘uhsee thanaa’an ‘alayka ‘Anta kamaa ‘athnayta ‘alaa nafsika.
O Allah, I seek protection in Your pleasure from Your anger, and I seek protection in Your forgiveness from Your punishment. I seek protection in You from You. I cannot count Your praises. You are as You have praised Yourself.
It is not Sunnah to read all the above mentioned Dua in a single sujud, rather it is recommended to memorize all and changing them in different Sujud.
Aboo Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet SAW said,
“A slave becomes nearest to his Lord when he is in prostration. So increase supplications while prostrating.”
This is because when a person prostrates, he brings the noblest part of his body parts to where he places his feet, a place he steps on with the feet.
Similarly, he places the uppermost part of his body on the same level as the lowest part of his body; that is, his face is the highest part of his body and his feet is the lowest part of his body.
So he places them on the same level in humility, reverence and submission to Allah, the Mighty and Sublime. That is why a slave is closest to his Lord when he is in prostration.
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