Is it necessary to perform sajdah at-tilawah when a person reads the translation of the verses of sajdah?
Submitted by on Mon, 28/03/2016 - 23:04
Dear Brother / Sister,
To read a verse of sajdah (prostration) in English or any other language necessitates prostration. It becomes wajib for both the person who reads it and the one who hears it. However, if the person who hears it does not know that it is a verse of prostration, it is not necessary for him to perform a sajdah of prostration.
According to the majority of fiqh scholars, a person who reads the translation of sajdah verses in another language has to prostrate; this is the sound view. For, what is meant by the verses of prostration is its decree denoting prostration. The same decree is valid in other languages, too. The writer of al-Muhit holds this view and writes, "There is consensus on it." When it is read in Arabic, sajdah of tilawah is definitely necessary. However, he who has an excuse can delay it for a while.
(bk. Celal Yıldırım, İslam Fıkhı)
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