Ruling 1: Whenever the word Sajdah available on the margin of each ayat in Al-Quran being recited, performing Sajdah or prostration becomes WAJIB (obligatory).
Ruling 2: How to perform Sajadah-i-Tilawat? First say Allahu Akbar and then perform Sajdah. You should not raise your hands. While in the position of Sajdah, you should recite at least thrice – Subhana rabbi’al a’la wabihamdih. After that you raise your head saying Allahu Akbar. Thus, Sajdah-i-Tilawat has been performed.
Ruling 3: Better to be in standing position before performing Sajadah-i-Tilawat. However, if you are performing the Sajdah in the sitting position, perform Sajdah and then, rise from the Sajdah saying “Allahu Akbar” and then, sit down and then, you do not stand, even then, it is right.
Ruling 4: Sajdah is WAJIB on a person who recites the particular verse and he who hears it whether the latter person is sitting while hearing the Quran recitation or he is busy in other affairs and has heard the verse of Sajdah unintentionally. It is better to recite the verse of Sajdah quietly so as to make the Sajdah obligatory on others.
Ruling 5: The conditions which are must for solat, are the conditions for the Sajdah-i-Tilawat also:- a) Being in ablution b) Being pure of the place for the salat c) Being pure of the body and the dress d) Prostrate towards the Qiblah.
Ruling 6:If the person is not in the state of ablution at that time, he should perform the Sajdah at some other time. It is not necessary to perform Sajdah instantly.
Ruling 7: If a person is under obligation to perform many Sajdahs, he should perform them NOW if he has not performed them as yet. They should be performed at any time while you’re still alive J. If he does not perform them at all, he will be sinner.
Ruling 8: Being in the state of menstruation, if a woman hears from a person the verse of Sajdah she is not under obligation to perform Sajdah.
Ruling 9: When a person is ill while hearing the Sajdah and are not strong enough to perform Sajdah, he should perform it by hinting as he does while offering the solat.
Ruling 10: If a person recites the verse of Sajdah during solat, he should immediately perform it in the state of salat and then recite the remaining portion of the surah and then, he should perform the Ruku’. It is still valid to perform Sajdah after the solat but he or she incurs sin.
Ruling 11: Following rules no.10 and committing the sin of not performing Sajdah, there’s no way of pardon EXCEPT Taubah(repentance) and begging of forgiveness from Allah.
Ruling 12: After reciting the verse of Sajdah, if one immediately, goes to Ruku’ and intends during the Ruku’ that he is doing this Ruku’ for Sajdah-i-Tilawat also, the sajdah is valid. Even when he or she does not have the intention in the Ruku’and goes to perform sajdah in the routine, Sajdah-i-Tilawat will also be valid whether he makes intention or not.
Ruling 13: If a person, while offering solat, hears the verse of Sajdah from someone else, he should not perform the sajdah during the solat, rather it should be performed after the solat. If he performs it during the solat, it will NOT be valid. He will have to do it again and will incur sin as well.
Ruling 14: Sitting on the same place, if a person repeats many times the verse of Sajdah, only one Sajdah will be obligatory whether he performs it at the end of all the recitals or at the end of the first recital and repeats it again and again. But if he keeps changing his place and repeated the same verse, he will have to perform the sajdah as many times as the number of recitals of the same verse.
Ruling 15: If, sitting at the same place, a person recited many verses of Sajdah, he should perform as many sajdahs as the number of Sajdah verses.
Ruling 16: If a person recited a sajdah verse in the sitting position, then he stood up and did not move and repeated the same verse, while standing at the place where he was sitting, he is under the obligation to perform only one Sajdah.
Ruling 17: If a person recited the Sajdah verses at a place and went somewhere else for some piece work; he, again came the same place and repeated the same verse, he will be under obligation to perform two Sajdahs.
Ruling 18: A person recited a sajdah verse sitting at a place. He, then, got busy with some other engagement sitting at the same place after ending the recitation of the Quran, such as taking food or sewing, or feeding milk to the baby for woman. And then, one recited the same verse at the same place. Thus, performing of two Sajdahs became obligatory.
Ruling 19: During a solat, if a person recited the Sajdah verse and did not perform the Sajdah and he, again, intended for solat at the same place and recited the same Sajdah verse during the solat and performed the Sajdah-i-Tilawat during the solat, this Sajdah is sufficient for both the Sajdahs however, if he changes the place, the second Sajdah will be obligatory.
Ruling 20: If a person recited the Sajdah verse during the solat and performed it during the solat and again, intended another solat at the same place and recited the same Sajdah verse, now , he must perform the Sajdah, again, during the solat.
Ruling 21: The place of the Sajdah reciter did not change and one recited the same verse, again and again, in the sitting of the same place but the place of the listener has changed. The ones who listens to the Sajdah verse at one place, then, at the second place and then at the third place. Only one Sajdah is obligatory for the reciter and several Sajdahs are obligatory for the person who listens to it. The listener will be under the obligation to perform as many Sajdahs as the number of places at which he heard the Sajdah verse.
Ruling 22: If the place of the listener did not change, and the place of the reciter has changed, the reciter will be under obligation to perform Sajdah, according to the number of places changed by him and the listener will be under obligation to perform only one Sajdah.
Ruling 23:Reciting the whole Surah, giving up the Sajdah verse is Makruh and prohibited. No person should give up the Sajdah verse. Thus, doing as such will be denial from performing Sajdah.
Ruling 24: There is no harm if a person recites no verse except the Sajdah verse. If he does so while offering the solat, there is a condition also that the verse should be so long that it is equal to three small verses; however, it is better that he should recite such a verse alongwith one or two other verses.
Ruling 25: A person hears a Sajdah verse from and Imam and then joins the congregation behind him, he should perform the Sajdah alongwith the Imam. If the Imam has performed the Sajdah, there are 2 forms; Firstly, he performs the rakaat in which the Imam has recited the sajdah verse, he need not perform the Sajdah and it will be deemed that he has performed that Sajdah also. Secondly, he does not offer that rakaat, he is under obligation to perform the Sajdah separately, after ending the solat with the Imam.
Ruling 26: If a Sajdah verse is heard from a Muqtadi, the performing of Sajdah will not become obligatory neither on him nor on the Imam and nor on those who are participating in that solat; however, the people who are not participating in that solat whether they never offer solat or are offering another solat, will be under obligation to perform the Sajdah.
Ruling 27: The laughter during the Sajdah-i-Tilawaat does not invalidated the ablution; however, it invalidates the Sajdah.
Ruling 28:If a woman stands close to a man, it does not invalidate Sajdah-i-Tilawaat.
Ruling 29:If the Sajdah-i-Tilawaat becomes obligatory during the solat, its immediate performance is obligatory. No delay is permitted.
Ruling 30: The Sajdah outside the solat cannot be performed in the solat and that of the solat cannot be performed outside the solat; rather it cannot be performed in another solat also. Thus, if a person recites the Sajdah verse while offering the solat and does not perform the Sajdah accordingly, he will be a sinner and there is no way except that he repents on it and Allah Most Merciful of all may pardon due to His Grace.
Ruling 31:The Sajdah verse should not be recited during the Jummah, Eids and Sirri Solat because the Muqtadis will get suspicious to perform Sajdah.
Ruling 32: If the Sajdah verse is recited during the solat and the Ruku’ is performed immediately or after reciting two or three verses, and the intention for performing this Sajdah is also made at the time of performing the Ruku’, the Sajdah will be performed. Similarly, if the Sajdah for the solat is performed after the recitation of the Sajdah verse i.e; after performing the Ruku’, Qaumah, etc., even then, this Sajdah will be performed and there is no need of intention also.