Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Fatwa#: 40821
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Aug 15,2018

Title: Can Sajdah be performed without wudhu? Can one go into Sajdah out of appreciation?


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Can sajdah be performed without wudhu. If a person hears some good news and just goes into sajdah out of appreciation but is not in the state of wudhu is there anything wrong with it? Also is there any ruling for sajdah. Jazakallahu khair


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to make only a sajdah to express gratitude to Allah for some bounty of Allah upon us. This is called sajdah of shukr. The sajdah is valid without wudu. However, it is advisable to perform two rakats of nafl salah to express gratitude to Allah other than making sajdah only.[1]

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa      

Brooklyn, NY, USA


[1]( الْأَشْبَاهُ وَالنَّظَائِرُ، ص ٣٢٣، دار الكتب العلمية)

سجود الشكر لا يدخل الصلاة بخلافها



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