How to do sadjah correctly.
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim. Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa aali Muhammad. There are some common mistakes that people might do while they are in the state of Sujud (prostration), which is what I would like to speak about in this simple tutorial, and that is, that when we are in Sujood, there needs to be 7 things fixed on the ground before we even start reciting the dhikr of Sujood; they are the forehead, the palms, the knees and the feet.
The forehead is obvious, it needs to be on a turbah or something that is permissible to do Sujood on. The palms need to be flat. Something that we regularly see is, for example, someone having their hand like that or maybe even having their hand like this, which is wrong. Your palm and your thumb needs to be fixed on the ground. Doesn't matter if you might have a finger up, for example, but the palm needs to be down.
For a male, it's recommended, it's Mustahab to have the elbow out; for a female, the elbow in. Knees, they're obvious.
Another common mistake is with the feet and this is the correct way of having the feet. Incorrect way is when one foot is on top of the other and that would be wrong. Another incorrect way is both of them are raised up and they're not even touching the ground; or a third wrong position of the feet is when the toes are pointed all the way in, folded inwards. The correct way is how to do it, in this particular way, where the tip of your toes are on the ground.
So this would be the correct way and we always need to remind ourselves to adjust the correct valid position of Sajdah or any other position in salaat in order for our prayer to be valid.
Wal-Hamdulillah Rabb Al-Alameen, Wa assalat, wa assalamu ala sayyidina Muhammad wa 'aalihi at-tahereen.