Pregnancy in Islam is a beautiful moment for a woman. Having trust to look after Allah SWT gifted was the best bounty to most of the women. In daily, each of worship that been doing from pregnancy women will get multiple rewards as it is mentioned on the virtues of pregnant women in Islam.
Worships here mean the mandatory prayer and sunnah prayer. By doing the mandatory prayer, it means that a pregnant woman is also doing kind of how to teach prayer to children.
Inverse with the prohibition of pregnant women in Islam, sujood is a position which is much recommended to do it for pregnant women.
However, it needs to be done in the right way. Siti ‘Aisyah said,
“The truth is Rasulullah SAW was doing that movement, referring to a woman, she shall gathering (not make a distance) part of her body into another caused of it can coverage, meanwhile, for men, he shall put distance (make a space) both of his elbows from the two sides of the body when sujood. In Shohih Bukhori and Muslim, it is mentioned that Rasulullah SAW was making a space in between of his hands so his armpit was seen as white.”
ٱلتَّٰٓئِبُونَ ٱلْعَٰبِدُونَ ٱلْحَٰمِدُونَ ٱلسَّٰٓئِحُونَ ٱلرَّٰكِعُونَ ٱلسَّٰجِدُونَ ٱلْءَامِرُونَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَٱلنَّاهُونَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ وَٱلْحَٰفِظُونَ لِحُدُودِ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“Those are tawwbah people, do worship, do praised, do a visit, do ruku’, do sujood, do ma’ruf, and avoid munkar, and maintain of Allah SWT laws. Be pleased of those mukmim.” (QS. At-Taubah:112)
Here are the benefits of sujood for pregnant women;
- Justified the position of the fetus
There is known a Knee-Chest position which is recommended both in Islam and medical for pregnant women to do it. This position is able to avoid the birth process in a breech condition and also can return the position when the condition of the baby is breech while in a womb.
2. Train breathing during childbirth
When hips and waist lifted above the head and chest, abdominal muscles are full in contraction (rectusabdominis dan obliquus abdominis externuus). This condition will train some of abdominal organs to straining a bit long which is needed in childbirth process.
3. Smoothly ASI
Contraction which happened on the chest will stimulate the ASI glan to produce better. According to Prof. H.A Saboe from Jerman, sujood can help to produce ASI more for pregnant women.
4. Smoothly digestion
It common condition that a pregnant woman is having a constipation even hemorrhoids, still, by doing sujood in a routine period, Insya Allah all those diseases can be avoided. It is recommended to bend both of the legs to avoid cramp in both of the knees.
The position of bowing the body forward and putting her forehead on the floor are effective to stomach massage and digestion on the body.
Lowered down our body forward with our bottom half on the top while our hands at the sides, knees, toes, and forehead on the floor are also can also help a pregnant woman to avoid hemorrhoids. [AdSense-B]
5. Improve intelligence
The research about brain which is done by Colombia University State was mentioned that there is part of the brain (the left brain) was not blooded called Prefrontal Cortex. However, Prefrontal Cortex will blood when we are doing such activity like sujood at the certain time.
This condition will support the blood stream to have maximal function in taking decision and it is also the reason that praying can avoid human to do bad deeds and cruel.
Increasing the intelligence of the mother will have the good effect as well as the baby brain will also improve in the womb.
6. Smooth the lymph flow
The lymph flow will be pump to the neck and underarms when a pregnant woman in a sujood condition so the flow will be smoothly.
7. Glowing the face
The blood will flow to the head and filled up the blood vessel on the face so it makes our face be bright.
8. Avoid from nerve disease
Adequate oxygen will make the brain healthier so it helps us to avoid the danger of the nerve diseases.
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9. Relieve headache
A pregnant woman usually having a headache because of anemia or exhausted, here, sujood can helps the blood flow to calm and reduce the headache.
10. Wiped out sins
One day, Abdullah bin Umar RA saw a young man doing prayer and he is taking a bit long for his praying while he is wondering and asking: do you know who is he? Someone answered: yes, I know. He said: If I know him well, I sure did ask him to get longer his ruku’ and sujood, because I heard Rasulullah SAW mentioned,
” Honestly, when a bondman stand up to pray, all of his sin will comes to him and be placed it on his shoulder. Then, each time he is ruku’ and sujood, all of his sin will fall down.”(Genealogy shahihah: 1398, shahih sanad).
The prayer of pregnant women for baby in womb will also be grant to Allah SWT because pregnant women are in the condition of the most powerful for prayer.
11. Avoid from all diseases
Pregnant women are susceptible from diseases, still, by doing sujood minimal 34 times in their daily prayer, they can avoid from all diseases. Increase the hand folding will able to smoothing the blood circulation from the wrist up and down so it can helps to avoid infection which is commonly attack the wrist.
12. Overcoming stress
Getting near the childbirth surely will make the pregnant women more anxious. The London West newspaper was doing research in 10 years about the discipline of doing worship and those were not doing worship at all. In summary, the percentage of the high blood pressure patients, heart patients, depression and stress are lessen due to the consistency of doing worship comparing with those who are not consistent of doing prayer.
ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ
“Those are Godly people whereas they heart become comfortable due to remembering Allah SWT. Remember, it is only remembrance Allah SWT our heart become restful.” (QS. Ar Ra’ad:28)
13. Overcome back pain
It is common that pregnant women are having back pain and waist due to the baby in womb. However, sujood movement can help to ease all the back pain and waist. Based on Birmingham University, New York research, the good regular sujood movement will not only reduce the physical pressure and anxiously, but also as a clinical therapy for those who are having a lower back pain.
Those are complete explanation about Benefits of Sujood of Pregnancy for body and spiritual health.