What is the ruling on Sajdat
al-Tilaawah? Should it be followed with Tasleem (saying salaam) or not when a person is
reciting Qur’aan but is not praying? What should he say in this sujood? If he is
praying and the Sajdat al-Tilaawah comes at the end of a soorah, should he recite a little
more of the soorah afterwards or should he do rukoo’ straightaway?
Praise be to Allaah.
Sajdat al-Tilaawah is Sunnah, and there is no text to indicate that one should say salaam afterwards, so the person who does sajdat al-tilaawah does not have to say salaam. The person who does sajdat al-tilaawah at the end of a soorah like Al-A’raaf, Al-Najm or Iqraa’ whilst he is praying does not have to recite more Qur’aan afterwards and before doing rukoo’, but if he does do that there is nothing wrong with it. In his sujood for reciting Qur’aan he says what he says in his sujood when he prays.