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Q: If one hears an Ayah of Sajdah from an audio recording or on a radio station  – is it necessary to make a Sajdah Tilawah?

Sajdah Tilawah is a Sajdah that one has to perform as an obligatory duty when one reads, recites, or hears, in the Salaah or outside of Salaah, some specific verses containing the words of Sajdah in them. There are 14 such verses in the  Quraan. These are indicated by the word ‘As Sajdah’ shown in the margin.

Keeping the above in mind, Sajda Tilaawah is not necessary if an Aayah of Sajdah is heard from an audio recording or a radio station. However, if the recitation is on the radio is live, then Sajda Tilawah will be necessary.


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