How much does it take for a prayer bump to appear? Would I have one if I have a lengthy (about half an hour) sajdah every day? How can it be erased?

  • What prayer bump? You mean the dark mark on the skin?
    – Sayyid
    Mar 26 '16 at 18:00
  • Why do you want it? Do you think it will make you more pious? or it will grant you paradise? or others will think better of you?
    – Aboudi
    Mar 27 '16 at 12:30
  • @Aboudi I don't want it. I want to know how to erase it or prevent it. Because of this I asked how could it be erased. Mar 27 '16 at 13:12
  • @Sayyid Exactly. Mar 27 '16 at 13:13
  • Oh, if thats the case then the answer can't be straight forward, as you have to take into consideration the amount of force you are applying towards the area of prostration, the physical characteristics of the material you are prostrating on and the thikness of your skin and how prone it is to "wear and tear", in short this is not the site for this type of question!
    – Aboudi
    Mar 27 '16 at 14:01

All perfect praise be to Allah

First of all, i should tell at first look i didn't like your question, but than i thaught i think it is good if someone has desire to have one because quran says:

محمد رسول الله والذين معه اشداء على الكفار رحماء بينهم تراهم ركعا سجدا يبتغون فضلا من الله ورضوانا سيماهم في وجوههم من اثر السجود ذلك مثلهم في التوراة ومثلهم في الانجيل كزرع اخرج شطاه فازره فاستغلظ فاستوى على سوقه يعجب الزراع ليغيظ بهم الكفار وعد الله الذين امنوا وعملوا الصالحات منهم مغفرة واجرا عظيما

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers - so that Allah may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward. Quran 48/29

So, answering your questions one by one.

1- No i don't yet have one.
2- HOW are in many ways, it depends on the material/surface where you do sujood, and how often you pray and how much you pray(i mean nawafil etc).
3- It still depends(sometimes also on person, some people don't get it in all their life. And don't confuse it from the verse above that if somone does not get it than he is not one of them, verse is general, and in that times, their were no soft carpets etc in masajid, so usually people who prayed five times a day would had them easily.)
4- This can only be answered by skin doctors.

Allah knows best

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