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As- Salaamu 'Alykum brother, could u pls. inform me the correct way to do sujood in salah. We went to mosque for Eid Salah; the lady next to me told me that, my method of doing the sujood is wrong. She says: first we must put hand first on the floor then the knees, while i was putting first the knees on the floor followed by hands. She said we are not camel, that you should put first knees on the floor while going on sujood. Now brother pls. tell me whether to put hands first or knees on the floor. Thanks & Jazak Allah. A sister.
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Whatever said by that lady is not agreed upon as the way of performing Sajdah at all; and neither is it Wajib (obligatory) nor an unanimously agreed upon Sunnah, by all scholars, to first put hands or knees. Rather it depends upon how one feels convenient while doing Sajdah and performs it in a very humble and submissive manner with heartfelt concentration.
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