Method most authentically reported from the Prophet regarding Sujud
Q 1: Which is the method most authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him)
regarding Sujud (Prostration)? Should one begin with the right hand
according to the saying of
(may Allah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) liked beginning with the right side in all matters? In this case, it would be beginning with the right hand or knee. Please advise, may Allah reward you.
It is invalid to perform Istidlal (reasoning by methods other than the recognized sources) with the mentioned Hadith. No one views this to be permissible, as it is an innovated opinion in this matter. `Ibadah (worship) is based upon Tawqif (a religious text and not personal opinion). There is a Nas (Islamic text from the Qur’an or the Sunnah) that shows the method of Sujud, so no other innovated opinion should be regarded, and nothing should be based upon general evidence.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.