What is the ruling on Sajda e Shukr? What is the status of performing Sajda e Shukr after hearing a happy news? These Cricket players make Sajda e Shukr after scoring a century and the spectators clap their hands. What is the ruling on it? Is it permissible or not? Zafraan, Karachi
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful
It is permissible and undoubtedly Sunnath to perform Sajda e Shukriya to be grateful and thankful to Allah the Almighty for any of the Ni’math or blessing bestowed by Him upon a servant, but, playing cricket in itself is Makrooh due to waste of time and other evils and negative consequences, hence leave alone Sajda e Shukriya, it is necessary to make Isthighfar on it whereas for clapping hands, it is a practice of kuffar and the Immoral people and it is necessary to avoid as per the Shari’a.
Allah knows best.