Sajdah of Shukar
Question: What is Sajdah Shukar, what are the benefits and how is it performed?
Answer: It is imperative for every believer to continuously display gratitude to Almighty Allah for the numerous bounties that Almighty Allah continues to confer upon every one of us, all the time.
Be that as it may, when a person is bestowed with a bounty or receives some good news then one of the ways of displaying gratitude is to perform two Rakaats of Salaah of Shukr.
Raasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) performed two Rakaats Salaah of Shukar upon the conquest of Makkah Mukarramah.
If for some reason one is not able to perform two Rakaats Salaah of Shukar then it is Mustahab (recommended) to make a Sajdah of Shukar.
The prerequisites and conditions of the Sajah of Shukar are the same as those of Salaah and Sajdah Tilawah.
One is required to have Wudhu and the Sajdah will be made in the direction of the Qibla.
Commencing with Takbeer, a person will go into Sajdah, praise Almighty Allah, recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah and then, after some time, rise up from Sajdah saying Takbeer again.
With this, the Sajdah of Shukar will be completed.
Sajdah of Shukar should not be performed during Sunrise, Zawaal and at Sunset. It is Makrooh to perform it after any Salaah. [Radul Muhtaar Vol 2 Page 120]
When a person expresses Shukr to Allah Taáala, Allah Taáala increases his bounties upon that person.
And Almighty Allah Knows Best