Wednesday 11 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 28 October 2020
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Does a woman have to wear hijaab when she does sajdat al-tilaawah?

Question

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?

Answer

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 salaah – rather it is an act of submission and drawing close to Allaah, like all other kinds of dhikr and good deeds.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah 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