Tuesday 17 Muḥarram 1446 - 23 July 2024

Does a woman have to wear hijaab when she does sajdat al-tilaawah?


What should a woman do if she is reciting Qur’aan and comes across an aayah where a sajdah is prescribed? Should she prostrate when she is not covered, or what should she do?


Praise be to Allah.

It is better for a woman if she comes across an aayah where a sajdah is prescribed to prostrate with her head covered, but if she does sajdat al-tilaawah without a cover, we hope that there is nothing wrong with that, because sajdat al-tilaawah does not come under the rulings on salah – rather it is an act of submission and drawing close to Allah, like all other kinds of dhikr and good deeds.

And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

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Source: Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah Li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’, 7/263