Islamic concepts

Sajdat al-ʿIbādah سجدة العبادة — prostration of worship

Today, Muslims only prostrate themselves to worship, to humbly serve Allāh (swt). This is done many times during ritual worship.

These body parts make contact with the ground:

  • The toes of both feet
  • Both knes
  • Both hands
  • The face (forehead and nose)

This position is found in all world religions. In the Bible:

  • Genesis 24:52
  • Exodus 34:8
  • 2 Chronicles 7:3
  • 2 Chronicles 20:18
  • Nehemiah 8:6
  • Job 1:20
  • Isaiah 46:6
  • Daniel 3:6
  • Daniel 3:11
  • Matthew 2:11
  • 1 Corinthians 14:25
  • Revelation 4:10
  • Revelation 7:11
  • Psalm 95:6