What to say in Sujood
What to say in Sujood

What to say in Sujood? (7 Best Duas In Sujud)

What to say in Sujood? There are numerous Dua and Zikr that you can say during sujud as is shown from the example of Prophet Muhammad SAW.


Here are things you should say in Sujud

1. What To Say When In Sujood In Arabic

Here are what you should say when in Sujud

سُبْـحانَ رَبِّـيَ الأَعْلـى


Subhana Rabbiyal a`la.


Meaning In English

Glory is to my Lord, the Most High.

This is said three times in Arabic.

2. What To Say In Sujood?

This is one of the things to say while during Sujud.

اللّهُـمَّ لَكَ سَـجَدْتُ وَبِـكَ آمَنْـت ، وَلَكَ أَسْلَـمْت ، سَجَـدَ وَجْهـي للَّـذي خَلَقَـهُ وَصَـوَّرَهُ وَشَقَّ سَمْـعَـهُ وَبَصَـرَه ، تَبـارَكَ اللهُ أَحْسـنُ الخـالِقيـن


Allahumma laka sajadtu wa bika amantu, wa laka aslamtu, sajada waj’hiya lilladhi khalaqahu, wa sawwarahu, wa shaqqa sam`ahu wa basarahu, tabarakallahu ‘ahsanul khaliqin.



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.

What to say in Sujood
What to say in Sujood

3. Dua In Sujood

سُبْـحانَ ذي الْجَبَـروت، والمَلَكـوت، والكِبْـرِياء، وَالعَظَمَـةِ.


Subhana dhil jabaruti, wa l-malakuti, wal kibriya’i, wal azamati.



Glory is to the master of power, sovereignty, of majesty and greatness.

Dua in sujud

4. Dua

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِرِضـاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِـك ، وَبِمعـافاتِـكَ مِنْ عُقوبَـتِك ، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ مِنْـك ، لا أُحْصـي ثَنـاءً عَلَـيْك ، أَنْـتَ كَمـا أَثْنَـيْتَ عَلـى نَفْسـِك.


Allahumma inni audhu biridaka min sakhatika, wa bimuafatika min uqubatika wa audhu bika minka, la uhsi thana’an alayka anta kama athnayta ala 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.

Dua sujood

5. Dua

The Prophet Muhammad SAW used to frequently say this zikr in his bowing and Sujud (prostration):

سُبْـحانَكَ اللّهُـمَّ رَبَّـنا وَبِحَـمْدِكَ ، اللّهُـمَّ اغْفِرْ لي


Subhaanaka Allaahumma Rabbanaa wa bihamdika, Allaahummag firlee.

Meaning in English

O Allah! You are free from imperfection and I begin with praising You. Forgive my sins.

The meaning of this is that you are praising Allah, the Mighty and Majesty, with the perfection of His attributes and negating any attribute of defect from Him and asking Him for forgiveness.

Sujood dua

6. Dua

As for another thing to say while the during sujood, the Prophet SAW used to say in his bowing and prostration:

سُبـّوحٌ قُـدّوس، رَبُّ الملائِكَـةِ وَالـرُّوح


Subboohun Quddoosun Rabbul Malaaikati war Rooh.


You are the Most Glorious, the Most Holy, the Lord of the angels and of the Rooh.

Duas in sujood

That is, You are the Most Glorious and the Most Holy. These are intense words to negate any imperfection.

He, the Mighty and The most High is the Most Glorious and the Most Holy, Lord of the angels, who are His army, the Mighty and Sublime; they are creatures that we do not see.

As for the Rooh, this is Jibreel and he is the best of the angels.

7. Dua

It stated that the Prophet SAW used to say,

اللّهُـمَّ اغْفِـرْ لي ذَنْـبي كُلَّـه ، دِقَّـهُ وَجِلَّـه ، وَأَوَّلَـهُ وَآخِـرَه ، وَعَلانِيَّتَـهُ وَسِـرَّه


Allaahummag firlee Dhambee kullahu, diqqahu wajillahu, wa awwalahu wa aakhirahu, wa alaaniyatahu wa sirrahu.


O Allah, forgive all my sins, the small and the great, first and the last, the open and the secret.

Dua in sujood

This is in keeping the supplication simple and comprehensive.

This is because supplication is worship; hence, a servant increases in worship of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, each time he repeats the supplication.

While repeating it, he recalls his sins, the hidden and the open, the insignificant and the pronounced.

This is the wisdom behind the Prophet going into details after making a broad statement.

Therefore, it is good for someone to adhere to these supplications reported from the Messenger of Allah SAW because they are the most comprehensive and most beneficial of supplications.

Sujood Meaning

Sujood or sajda is the act of low bowing or prostration before Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala facing the qiblah (direction of the Kaaba at Mecca).

It is frequently done in standardized prayers (known as salah in Arabic).

Sujood Position

The position involves kneeling and bending (bowing) till the forehead, nose, palms, knees, and toes touches the ground, then maintaining in that position until one achieves a relaxed condition while worshipping and glorifying Allah.

One of the basic pillars of daily prayers in Islam is sujud (prostration).

A sajdah is a single act of sujud.

Sujud is performed several times during each prayer, depending on the number of raka’at.

Two sajadat are performed for every raka’ah, and prayer’s raka’as must be between two and four raka’at.

Additional supererogatory raka’at are frequently performed as sunnah muakkadah, or emulation of Prophet Muhammad’s (May peace be upon him) example as represented in the sound hadith.

A raka’ah is a unit set of actions that must be completed during a prayer.

Rule of direction of the sujud

Sujud is only made to God. Muslims face the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during prayer, but direct their sujud to God rather than the Kaaba.

Because it is God’s order in the Qur’an, the Kaaba is merely an uniform direction that Muslims face.

Unless it is forced upon them, any person claiming to be a Muslim who makes a sujud to anything/deity/person other than God is deemed a disbeliever.

Thus, your supplications are liable to be accepted in Sujood.

That is, your requests are likely to be granted because a servant is closest to his Lord when he is in prostration.

Can You Recite Quran In Sujood?

It is not permissible for anyone to recite the Qur’an in bowing position or prostration.

However, one may employ a Quranic supplication in this position.

For example, one may say:

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and excesses in our affairs and make our feet firm and give us victory over the disbelievers”

Although it is forbidden to recite the Qur’an.

It is unlawful for one to recite the Qur’an during the bowing or prostration position.

The bowing position is meant for glorification; you should glorify your Lord by reciting the above dhizkr and duas.

May Allah aid us and you towards what He loves and pleases Him.


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