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What Is the Ruling of Forgetting Sujud As-Sahw?

Forgetting Sujud As-Sahw

Question:

I forgot one rak`ah during prayer and I recognized that I should offer sujud As-sahw (the two prostrations of forgetfulness), but I left the prayer without offering them. Then soon after I had remembered, I offered the prostration of forgetfulness. Do I have to offer another sujud of sahw for the original prostration of forgetfulness?

Answer:

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: When any one of you is in doubt about his prayer and he does not know how much he has prayed, three or four (rak`ahs), he should cast aside his doubt and base his prayer on what he is sure of. Then perform two prostrations before giving salutations…” (Muslim)

If one forgets to do the prostration of forgetfulness, if he remembers it after saying the tasleem he should offer it immediately. In case a long time has passed or one has left the mosque, in such case he does not have to do anything, and his prayer is valid.

Don’t miss watching this interesting fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the etiquettes of sujud As-Sahw and the ruling of forgetting it as well.


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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.

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