Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Question: As salaamualaikum, I know when and how to perform sajda tilawat, but I do not know why we perform it. Please advise.
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
Every verse of prostration contains a command to prostrate or severe censure of those who refuse to–thus, believers rush to fulfill this command and to distinguish themselves as those who submit to Allah. The basis of a divine command is that it establishes a firm duty.
And Allah alone gives success.