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Doing 15 Sajdah Tilaawahs

Fatwaa ID: 836

Is it permissible for a Hanafi to perform 15 sajdah tilawahs as per the Uthmani script Mus’haf?
The person was previously a shafi’ and would perform all 15 sajdahs. After changing madhabs she wanted to carry on with this particular sunnah. Would it be permissible ?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query. A person should follow the position of his/her current legal school. A Hanafi should not perform the second sajdah of Surah Al-Hajj. This is not regarded as a sajdah verse according to the Hanafi legal school.

It should be noted that even according to the Shaafi’ee legal school, there is only 14 sajdah verses. We do not count the one in Surah Saad as a sajdah verse.

Performing sajdah where there is no sajdah according to one’s legal school, especially in salaah, is consequential and may necessitate Sajdah Sahw. Combining between positions of legal schools is not a simple thing. There are other aspects that need to be considered.

The Uthmani print is not an evidence nor guideline for Fiqh and legal rulings. The Uthmani print was marked according to all four legal schools, without any specifications. It would have been better if the differences were outlined.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/21/1444 AH – 03/13/2023 CE | AML1-7298

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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