Reading in Sitting Between Two Prostrations (Two Sujud) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the reading at the time of sitting between two prostrations as directed by the Prophet Muhammad. As we have seen, in any prayer, in every rak’ah we are required to bow down twice. After the first prostration, we are required to sit for a while before we make the second prostration. Sitting is what is called sitting between two prostrations. There are certain sentences that we must read to us to do that.
As always, before I explain reading in sitting between two prostrations (two Sujud), I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith Reading in Sitting Between Two Prostrations (Two Sujud)
The hadith about reading in sitting between two prostrations (two Sujud) that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُوْلُ بَيْنَ السَّجْدَتَيْنِ : اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ وَارْحَمْنِيْ وَاهْدِنِيْ وَعَافِنِيْ . رَوَاهُ الْأَرْبَعَةُ إِلَّا النَّسَائِيُّ
From Ibn Abbas radliyallaahu anhumaa, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said in (sitting) between two prostrations, “O Allah, forgive me, bless me, give me instructions, and give me health.” The hadith is narrated by four people, except Nasa’i (Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).
All readers! You need to know that the hadith above explains the sentences that the Prophet Muhammad read when he was sitting between two prostrations in prayer. Thus, we are encouraged to read it when we are sitting between two prostrations in prayer.
The sentences that are read by the Prophet Muhammad are as follows;
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ وَارْحَمْنِيْ وَاهْدِنِيْ وَعَافِنِيْ