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Sajdah (Prostration) has plenty of medical advantage: 

Sajda (Prostrate) is a unique position in regular prayers. A Muslim is supposed to offer at least five times a day. Although the basic purpose of obligatory prayers is not to provide an exercise for people. Yet it is being increasingly recognized that it has plenty of medical advantages for the human body. Here it is worth mentioning that Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has mentioned in a hadith:

‘Prayer Is a Cure for Many Diseases’ [Ibn Majah]

In Prostration the forehead touches the ground is exclusively associated with the Muslim form of Prayer. Mentioned in a hadith the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“The nearest a servant comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself, so make supplication’ (in this state)” [Muslim]

In a Hadith narrated by Anas bin Malik (R) Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) advised Muslims to perform Rukuu (bowing) and Sajda properly. In another Hadith Prophet (peace be upon him) advised him to perform Sajdah and Bowing calmly, and to get up only when the body has come to ease. Hence the first positive effect upon a person who prostrates or does Sajda is that he comes nearest to Allah. Hence in this condition, he can supplicate.

Praying to Allah Almighty in the position of Sajdah is the best way for asking and convincing Allah SWT. So, Say a lot of Prayers (dua) in Sajda.


This is a great advantage and it gives a soothing relief to the person concerned as life is full of worries. In this position, he gets at least a transient refuge from agonizing problems.

Sajda is a unique position. This is the only position in which the brain (or head) becomes lower than the heart. In the position of Sajda due to the increased blood supply, the brain receives more nourishment. It has a good effect on memory, vision, hearing, concentration, psyche, and all other cognitive abilities.

People who offer their prayers regularly have more will power. They have less incidence of headaches, psychological problems, and other defects of cognitive function. In the unique position of Sajda, the neck muscles get the best exercise. One can note the tense pressure at the neck muscles in the position of Sajda. Especially the active motion of the neck and the facial muscles when the head is being lifted e.g. one inch above the ground. It will be noticed that they are in a very active motion.

It is uncommon that a person who offers his prayers regularly will get the usual neck myalgias (muscle pain) or cervical spondylosis (chronic wear on the cervical spine). As the neck muscles particularly become very strong due to the 34 Sajdas offered daily in five prayers.

The unique position of Sajda also has positive effects on the back muscles. While going into Sajda and getting up from it the back muscles contract actively. They become stronger. Probably it is because of this reason that a person who is regular in prayers will (rarely) get backache.

Benefits of Sajdah:

Sajda is the best way to discharge harmful electromagnetic rays from your body. When your head is associated with the ground during Sajda. Gravity has the ability to attract everything towards itself. So, it absorbs all the harmful rays from a person prostrating. Scientifically proved!

Finally, it must be reminded that (even though) Prayer is not meant to be an exercise, however, there are a lot of medical advantages associated with it. Still, the best blessing is the peace of mind, which a person derives by the accomplishment of his duty to Allah by fulfilling an obligation.

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