Q: After finishing
Salah (Prayer), some people sit for a while and before getting up, make one long or short Sujud (prostration),
without Taslim (salutation of peace ending the Prayer). What is the ruling on this Sujud?
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This Sujud has no origin in Islam and must be abandoned, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
Anyone who does an action which is not stated in this matter of ours (Islam) will have it rejected.
The prescribed Sujud is Sujud-ul-Tilawah (Prostration of Recitation) when the reader of the Qur'an comes across one of Ayat-ul-Sujud (Qur'anic verses of Prostration), and Sujud-ul-Shukr (Prostration of Thankfulness to Allah) when one is blessed or relieved of some personal burden or one which affects all Muslims in general.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.