Ibn 'Umar reported: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) while reciting the Qur'an recited its scarab containing sajda, and he performed prostration and we also prostrated along with him (but we were so overcrowded) that some of us could not find a place for our forehead (when prostrating ourselves).
Ibn 'Umar reported: Sometimes the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) recited the Qur'an, and would pass by (recite) the verse of sajda and performed prostration and he did this along with us, but we were so crowded in his company that none of us could find a place for performing prostration. (and it was done on occasions) other than prayer.
Abdullah (b. 'Umar) reported: The Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) recited (Surat) al Najm and performed prostration during its recital and all those who were along with him also prostrated themselves except one old man who took a handful of pebbles or dust in his palm and lifted it to his forehead and said: This is sufficient for me. 'Abdullah said: 1 saw that he was later killed in a state of unbelief.
'ta' b. Yasar reported that he had asked Zaid b. Thabit about recital along with the Imam, to which he said: There should be no recital along with the Imam in anything, and alleged that he recited:" By the star when it sets" (Surah Najm) before the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he did not prostrate himself.
Abu Salama b. 'Abual-Rahman reported: Abu Huraira recited before them:" hen the heaven burst asunder" (al-Qur'an, lxxxiv. 1) and performed prostration. After completing (the prayer) he informed them that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) has prostrated himself at it (this verse).
A hadith like this has been narrated by AbuSalama on the authority of Abu Huraira.
Abu Huraira reported: We performed prostration along with the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) (as he recited these verses: )" When the heaven burst asunder" and" Read in the name of Thy Lord" (al-Qur'an, xcvi. 1).
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) prostrated himself (while reciting these verses)." When the heaven burst asunder" ;" Read in the name of Thy Lord".
A hadith like this has been transmitted by Abual-Rahman al-Araj on the authority of Abu Huraira.
Abu Rafi' reported: I said the night prayer along with Abu Huraira and -as he recited:" When the heaven burst asunder," he performed prostration. Isaid to him: What prostration is this? He said: I prostrated myself (on this occasion of recital) behind Abu'I-Qasim (Muhammad. sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), and Iwould go on doing this till I meet him (in the next world). Ibn 'Abu al-A'la said: (Abu Huraira uttered this: ) I would not abandon performing prostration.
This hadith has been narrated by Tamimi with the same chain of transmitters except for this that they made no mention of:" Behind Abu'l-Qasim" (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam).
Abu Rafi' reported: I saw Abu Huraira performing prostration (while reciting this verse: )" When the heaven burst asunder." I said to him: Do you prostrate yourself (while reciting) i? He said: Yes, I saw my best Friend (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) prostrating himself on (the recital of this verse) and I shall continue prostrating till I meet him. Shu'ba asked: Do you mean (by Friend) the Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam)? He said: Yes.