Reciting Ayahs from the Qur'an while in Sujud

Q: Is reciting Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) from the Qur'an while in Sujud (prostration) Makruh (reprehensible) act?A girl read that there is a Mustahab (desirable) Salah (Prayer) which consists of twelve Rak`ahs (units of Prayer). In each Rak`ah, one is to recite Tashahhud (testification recited in the sitting position in the second/ last unit of Prayer) without Al-Salat-ul-Ibrahimiyyah (the second part of the Tashahhud), except in the last Rak`ah. Also, according to this Salah, after Tasbih (saying: "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]"), praising Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), and invoking Allah's Blessings and Peace upon the Prophet, one can recite Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas), Surah Al-Ikhlas, and Ayat-ul-Kursy [the Qur’anic Verse of Allah’s Chair, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:255]) seven times. In addition, Du`a's (supplications) can be offered after that. Later on, however, the girl came to know that reciting Qur'an during Sujud is Makruh. Please, provide us with the answer! May Allah reward you with the best!

A: Reciting Qur'an during Ruku` (bowing), and Sujud is not permissible because of the prohibition mentioned by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard. Ibn `Abbas said: Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) (in his last illness) opened the curtain (from which he could see the mosque), while people were about to enter into the Salah (and Abu Bakr was the Imam), and said: 'O people! Nothing will remain of the glad tidings (my Prophethood) (which usually come through revelation, or inspiration, etc.) except a good true dream which a Muslim has, or is seen about him by another. Also, I was forbidden from reciting Qur'an in Ruku`, and Sujud; as for Ruku`, glorify Allah in it (by Tasbih), and in Sujud increase Du`a (supplication). In this way your Du`a is more likely to be answered.' (Related by Ahmad, Muslim, Al-Nasa'y, and Abu Dawud). Moreover, (Part No. 7; Page No. 183) Ruku`, and Sujud are not suitable positions to recite the Qur'an. As for the Salah mentioned, and described above by the questioner, it has no basis in Shari`ah (Islamic law). In addition, it falls under Bid`ah (innovation in religion), so it is not permissible to offer this Salah, on the contrary one should avoid it. The Prophet (peace be upon him) states: Whoever performs an action which is not in accordance with this affair of ours (Islam), will have it rejected. .May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.