1102. Each of the following four sÙrah contains a verse which obligates sujÙd:
1. SÙrah al-Sajdah (32:15)
2. SÙrah FuÒÒilat (41:38)
3. SÙrah al-Najm (53:62)
4. SÙrah al-ÞAlaq (96:19)
If a person recites or hears these verses, he must perform a sujÙd immediately after its completion. In the event that a person forgets to do so, he should perform sujÙd upon recollecting, unless he recollects during prayer, in which case he should act according to the instructions elaborated in articles 992, 993 and 994. If a person hears a verse of sujÙd involuntarily, recommended precaution dictates that he should perform sujÙd.
1103. If upon hearing a verse of sujÙd, a person recites it himself, he should perform two sujÙd.
1104. If a person recites or hears a verse of sujÙd during a sujÙd other than that of prayer, he should raise his head and perform sujÙd again.
1105. If a person hears a verse of sujÙd from an undiscerning child, who is unable to distinguish good from bad, or a person who did not intend to recite the Qur’an, or hears the sound of a verse of sujÙd—for example—from a gramophone or a stereo, it is not obligatory on him to perform sujÙd. However, if a person at a radio station recites one of the verses of sujÙd with the intention of reciting a verse of the Qur’an, and it is heard by people over the radio, sujÙd becomes obligatory on them.
1106. The place where the obligatory sujÙd of the Qur’an is performed should not be usurped. Obligatory precaution dictates that the place of the forehead should not be four closed fingers greater or lesser in height than the place of the tips of his fingers.
It is not necessary for a person to have performed wuÃÙ or ghusl. It is neither necessary for one to face the qiblah, cover his private parts, perform it with a ÔÁhir body or ÔÁhir clothes, or to meet the required conditions for clothing in prayer.
1107. During the obligatory sujÙd for (reciting) the Qur’an, it is necessary to place the forehead on something on which sujÙd is valid. Obligatory precaution dictates that the parts of the body that are placed on the ground for sujÙd during prayer should also be placed on the ground.
1108. It is not necessary to recite anything upon placing the forehead on the ground for the obligatory sujÙd for (reciting) the Qur’an. However, it is recommended to recite a dhikr and it is better to recite the following:
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ حَقّاً حَقّاً ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ إِيمَاناً وَ تَصْدِيقاً ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ عُبُودِيَّةً وَ رِقّاً ،
سَجَدْتُ لَكَ يَا رَبِّ تَعَبُّداً وَ رِقّاً ، لَا مُسْتَنْكِفاً وَ لَا مُسْتَكْبِراً ، بَلْ أَنَا عَبْدٌ ذَلِيلٌ ضَعِیفٌ خَائِفٌ مُسْتَجِير
La ilaaha ill'Allahu haqqan haqqa, la ilaaha ill'Allahu eimaanaw wa tasdeeqa. La ilaaha ill'Allahu 'ubudiyyatan wa riqqa. Sajadtu laka ya Rabbi ta'abbudau wa riqqa. La mustankifau wa la mustakbiran bal ana 'abdun dhaleelun dha'eefun khaaifun mustajeerun.