A 39-year-old Egyptian man dropped dead while he was in sujood prayer position (prostration) at his workplace in Smouha neighborhood in Alexandria in northern Egypt, local media reported.
The last moments of the man’s life were captured on a video taken from a surveillance camera installed at his workplace.
As the video emerged on social media, prayers poured in for the deceased. Ahmed Al Sayyed, who died in a sujood position, was a father of three children.
Here is the viral video
Needless to say, sujood or prostration is the best position in the salah (namaz). It is the greatest form of the show of vulnerability. The posture proves that an individual has completely submitted themselves to Allah Almighty, and they accept Him as The Supreme.
When you prostrate, it is the best place to make dua (prayer) and that is when you can be closest to Allah SWT. He lays stress on our need to keep a constant conversation with Him through duas and even says that He will remember those who remember Him.
Hence, to pass away in sujood is a blessing from Allah Almighty. In a similar incident last year, a missing Saudi man was found dead in a desert area. The man breathed his last while he was in the praying position of sujood. The poignant act of religious devotion, which marked his final moments was truly praiseworthy.
A Pigeon displays the act of sujood at Kaaba
“Have you not seen that to Allah prostrate all those in the skies and all those on the earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the animals and many from mankind?” (Surah Al-Hajj – 22:18)
Without a doubt, every living being is in a state of submission to Allah SWT and worships Him in a manner appropriate to its situation. A pigeon was recently observed imitating the act of sujood towards the Holy Kaaba in the Mataf area.
“The seven heavens, the earth, and all those in them glorify Him. There is not a single thing that does not glorify His praises — but you ‘simply’ cannot comprehend their glorification. He is indeed Most Forbearing, All-Forgiving.” (Surah Al-Isra – 17:44)
According to Islam, animals are conscious of God. In addition to this, the Quran also says that they praise Him, even if this praise is not expressed in human language.
A video surfaced on social media earlier in which a pigeon could be seen prostrating in Mataf – the open white area immediately around the Kaaba where tawaf takes place. Indeed, there is no creature that does not praise Allah SWT.
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