The most important acts of worship but within the Salah there is a certain position that is by far the loftiest, the most loved by Allah, the highest position considered; the position wherein which the son of Adam meaning humankind would be the closest to his Lord, SubhanAllah, the closest that a worshiper could be to his rabb, to his Lord: of sujood/ Prostration.
Sujood /prostration is solely for Allah only and solely for Allah that is one act of worship that he has given us as a gift and in the Sharia that we follow the set of rules and laws that, we follow given to us by Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala through Muhammad sallallahu Alayhi wasallam, we were taught that it’s absolutely disallowed.
Dua in sujood/ prostration
Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Apostle of Allah (saw) prostrated himself at night when reciting the Qur’an. He said repeatedly: My face prostrates itself to Him Who created it and brought forth its hearing and seeing by His might and power.
سَجَدَ وَجْهِي لِلَّذِي خَلَقَهُ وَشَقَّ سَمْعَهُ وَبَصَرَهُ بِحَوْلِهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ ”
sajad wajhi liladhi khalaqah washaqa sameah wabasarah bihawlih waquatih
Surah Al-Mu’minun [23:14] –
فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ
“Fa tabarakallhu ahsan al-Khaliqin.”
So blessed is Allah, the best of creators.
We’re not allowed to engage in prostration except for Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. no matter what the reason is, even if it is cultural. It still is prohibited to prostrate in the same way. You would be prostrating in sujood for anyone or anything else.
Take your time in prostration. I humble myself for Allah. Allah will raise me.
whenever you are sad, whenever you’re feeling anxious, whenever you don’t know, what’s about to happen, Whenever there is uncertainty in your life. Whenever people are trying to harm you; one of the best ways of benefiting yourself is to pray two units of prayer and to prolong your sujood.
so the prostration will help you overcome that hurt, that sadness that anxiety, those negative feelings. What will help you? Prostration will help you.