Is Sujud the Best Time for Making Du`aa?
Is it true that Sujud is the best time for making du`aa (supplication) during prayer?
In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.
It was narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “A slave becomes nearest to his Lord when he is in prostration. So, increase supplications while prostrating.” (Muslim)
In another hadith, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “I have been forbidden to recite the Qur’an while bowing or prostrating; so while in the bowing (position) glorify (the Perfection of) the Rabb (Lord), and while in the prostrating (position) be earnest in supplication, for it is potential that your supplications may be answered.” ( Muslim)
It is highly recommended for the Muslim to make duaa (supplicate to Allah the Exalted) for anything good in this world and the Hereafter during Sujud (prostration) in the manner one wishes. One can make du`aa during sujud during Prayer (Salah) in any language. However, it is disliked to make it in other than Arabic for one who speaks Arabic. If one does not speak Arabic, he may make du`aa in their native language without harm.
Watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Assem Al Hakeem to learn more about prostration in Sujud.
Source: Huda Youtube Channel.