As-sajdah (السجدة), surah meaning of Prostration, Worship or Adoration. It is the 32nd Surah (sūrah) of the holy Quran and its name is taken from the fifteenth verse, which mentions those who “… fall prostrate and those who glorify their Lord’’
Surah Sajda is in the 21st ,Utlu Ma Oohi para of the Quran.It is revealed before the migration of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), Concerning the timing and contextual circumstances of the believed revelation, it is revealed in Mecca, instead of later in Madina.
Besides this, let’s know some of the significant information of Surah As-Sajdah, first, it’s a revelation is in Mecca(Approx.613-617AD), its position is in the 21st para of Quran, no. of Rukus are three(3), no. of verses are thirty(30), no. of Sajdahs are one( 1), no. of words are three hundred and seventy-four (374), and no. of letters are one thousand five hundred and twenty-three (1523).
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Surah As-Sajdah Summary
The first half of the surah is based on some of Islam’s religious concepts, including the Revelation period, Lord, creation of human beings, Resurrection, and Judgment Day. The second half discusses those who worship their Lord and those who disobey their Lord. Three objections of disbelievers on issues which they used to say openly and in their regarding Muhammad’s(PBUH) preaching that he speaks about resurrection day when we will all return to Lord and Heaven and Hell than he says that there is only one Lord and He will live forever. Muhammad (PBUH) says that the verses I recite are not mine, they are the Quran of Allah. This Surah invites people to think about themselves and their surroundings. Everything tells that there is a Powerful and Wise Creator for this whole universe around is Allah and also tells that everything He created has a start and end.
Benefits of reciting this Surah As-Sajdah
There are many benefits of reciting the Holy Quran that humans beings cannot imagine, the person who recites the Holy Quran Allah Almighty bestows His mercy on him. Holy Quran plays an important role in our lives, Allah gives blessing to those persons who recite Quran daily and Allah gives reward for every reciting a letter of the Quran. By reciting the Quran Almighty protects us and saves us from the devil. Now we discussed the benefits of surah As-Sajdah
Narrated by Abu Huraira:
When the son of Adam recites the verse of Sajdah (prostration)and then falls in prostration, the satan goes into seclusion and weeps and says:
Alas! And in the narration of Abu Kuraib, the words are: Woe unto me, the son of Adam was commanded to prostrate, and he prostrated and Paradise was entitled to him and I was commanded to prostrate, but I refused and am doomed to Hell. (Sahih Muslim, Hadees no#244)
- Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would not sleep until he recited Surah Sajdah and Surah Mulk
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadees # 2892)
Imam Hakim and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahumallah) have declared the above Hadith authentic.
- Narrated by Hazrat Khalid bin Madan:
“Recite the Deliverer, which is الٓمٓ • تَنزِيلُ , “It will dispute on behalf of the person who recites it when he is in his grave saying, ‘O’ God, if I am part of your Book, please make me an intercessor for him. But if I am not a part of Quran your Book, blot me out of it.’ It will be like a bird setting its wing on him, it will intercede for him and will protect him from the torment in the grave.” He said the same about تَبَـٰرَكَ ٱلَّذِى i.e Surah Mulk.
Surah Sajdah is Maki Surah. Its verses are 30. This Surah is also called Alif Laam Meem Sajdah and Tanzelul Sajdah and the name of this Surah is As-Sajdah. In this blessed Surah, there is mention of Resurrection means the Day of The Judgement. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) often recited Surah As-Sajdah.