12 Ways to Prostrate With Your Heart by Dr Tawfique Chowdhury 🙂
Don’t lift your head off the floor until you get at least one Subhana Rabbiyal ‘Ala that comes from the heart, mind, tongue, and limbs; Zoom out; picture yourself like there’s a camera over you that goes up and up and up and help yourself with feeling and becoming small in front of Allah ‘Azza waJal.
Ask for at least three things you want in each sajadah.
If Shaytaan comes to you telling you that you’re showing off if you make a long sujood, make it even longer! Eliminate the thought of time from your mind.
Picture yourself making sujood in Makkah, or imagine every single believer making sujood on the Last Day.
Realize that Allah the Almighty has the complete power and right to destroy you right then and there for the millions of times you’ve slipped, made mistakes, etc.
Put yourself in the shoes of a Muslim prisoner.
Picture yourself doing sujood in a small, dirty cell with four walls closing in on you.
Do sujood in random places and vary as much as you can, as every piece of ground you’ve prostrated on will testify for you on the Day of Judgement InshaAllah
If you can’t shed at least one tear in sujood or during prayer, then remember the sunnah of Umar (ra) when he would pretend to cry if he couldn’t.
Imagine Rasul Allah s a w making sujood.
Do sujood al-shukr ( the prostration of thankfulness). The Prophet s a w prostrated frequently in response to a calamity or a blessing that came to him s a w. Revive this forgotten sunnah in your daily life InshaAllah
Beautiful Incident From the Seerah:
Rabi’a bin Ka’b (ra), a companion of the Rasul Allah s a w said: I was with Allah’s Messenger s a w one night and I brought him water and what he required. He said to me: “Ask [anything you like].” I said: “I ask your company in Paradise.” He said: “Anything else besides it?” I said: “That is all (that I require).” He said: “Then help me to achieve this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration.”
Sujood is the greatest thing a Muslim can do; it’s the one thing Shaytaan wouldn’t do!
🤲 O Allah, make us of the saajideen— make us increase our sujood, make our hearts present, elevate us through every sajadah, and erase our sins, ameen!
May Allaah accept it from you and us. Aameen