Total Number of Prostrations


The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.


Prostrations of the Quran

Topic/Issue:1952 - Total Number of Prostrations
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikEleven prostrations that do not include anything from the Mufassal surahsRelied on the practice of the jurist of Medina. For Mufassal surahs, they followed the narration of Ibn Abbas
Imam Shafi14 prostrationsThree of these are in the Mufassal surahs, that is, in al- Inshigaq, al -Najm, and al-Alaq, but he did not believe that there was a prostration in Sad, the occasion there, in his view, being that of thankfulness. based on the narration of Abu Said

They decided on the basis of what has been established from the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) about the prostrations in al-Inshigaq, al- Alaq, and al -Najm. This has been recorded by Muslim.

Abu Umar said that narration of Ibn Abbas is a munkar (inconsistent) tradition, as Au Hurayra who has related the prostrations of the Prophet in the Mufassal srirahs did not become a Companion of the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) except in Medina. Trustworthy narrators have related from him "that the Prophet (God’s peace and blessings be upon him) prostrated in al- Najm "
Imam Ahmad15 prostrationsAdding a second one in al -Hajj and including the prostration in Sad.
He declared the tradition of Uqba ibn Amir from the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) as authentic, and in which he said, 'In al -Hajj there are two prostrations'
Imam Abu Hanifa12 ProstrationsRelied on analogy. They maintained that the prostrations that they agreed upon were found to be expressed in the form of a report and these were the prostrations in Araf, al -Nahl, al -Raad, al Isra, Maryam, the first occasion in al -Hajj, al- Furqan, al -Naml, and al -Sajda and this made it necessary to link with them the remaining prostrations expressed in the form of reports, which are in Sad and alInshiqaq. The three that occur in the form of a command were dropped, and these occur in al -Najm, the second occasion in al -Hajj, and in al-Alaq.
Evidences :Hadith of Abu Said, 2 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 1398] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer,Prostration, Quran,total,15,14,11
See Also:Hukum
Last Updated:2011-01-27

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