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SAJDA-SUJÛD - سجدة -سُجود ‎


Literally: Prostrating and bowing one’s head with the highest degree of humbleness. The opposite of proud. Prostration before Allah (‘Azza wa jalla). The position involved in having the forehead, nose, both hands, knees, and all toes touching the ground together. Sajda is an action that proclaims obedience, contentment to Allah (‘Azza wa jalla). Sajda is an action that exhibits the highest degree of humility, impotence and poverty of a creature by its du'â and tasbîh before his Creator. In the Shari’ah; it is kufr to perform sajda before anything due to the meaning of the sajda.

Sujûd is the plural of sajda.


to perform sajda before the unfading beauty (Jamâl) of His Essence, His unaltering sacred attributes, His unchanging eternal perfection (Kamâl), through abandoning mâsiwâ1 within amazement and submission, to proclaim one’s love and ‘ubûdiyyah, through finding a Jamîl Who is Bâqî, a Rahîm Who is Eternal instead of all transient beings, through saying سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ اْلاَعْلَى to declare one’s Most High Rabb, Who is pure and free of all faults, is exalted above any deficiency...” The Ninth Word-Fifth Subtle Point


1 (All else besides Allah... The world, the flesh, the vanities of life. Everything other than Allah)

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