Can I Make Duaa in My Own Language in Sujud?



Question: 

Is it allowed to make duaa (supplication) in my own language during sujud (prostration) of prayer? 

Answer:

Almighty Allah says:

And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible. (Ghafir 40:60) 

Abu Huraira narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said that Allah thus stated: “I live in the thought of My servant as he thinks of Me and with him as he calls Me.” (Muslim) 

An-Nu`man ibn Bashir narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Verily supplication is worship.” (At-Tirmidhi) 

Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The nearest a servant comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself, so make supplication (in this state).” (Muslim) 

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Glorify your Lord in ruku` (bowing posture) and exert yourself in supplication in prostration. Thus your supplications are liable to be accepted.” (Muslim) 

It is recommended for every one to make supplication while offering sujud in prayer. If he/she does not know how to make supplication in Arabic, then it is permissible to make supplication in one’s own language. There is a comprehensive supplication mentioned in the Quran which is preferred to be invoked: 

“Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Al-Baqarah 2:201) 

To know more about the rulings of making duaa during prostration, you should watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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