What is the ruling of a person who says twice salam to finish the prayer then due to doubts goes to make the prostrations of forgetfulness?

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What is the ruling of a person who says twice salam to finish the prayer then due to doubts about making the prostrations of forgetfulness? What does it mean to recite quietly in the quiet prayers?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Doubts After the Tashahhud Supplication

Any doubts in the prayer that occur after one has sat in the final sitting the length of the tashahhud supplication are ignored.
[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

The prayer that you described is complete, and you are attempting to do the. Therefore, prostration of forgetfulness does not affect the prayer’s validity.

Quiet Recitation

If one recites such that one or two persons can hear their recitation, it is not considered a loud recitation. Loud recitation is that all (i.e., of the first row) could hear. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar citing the Khulasa, the Khaniya, and al-Jam’i al-Saghir]

For this reason, you do not need to whisper in your prayer.

No Undue Hardship in the Religion

Allah Most High says, “And He has not placed upon you in the religion any undue hardship.” [Qur’an, 22:78]

Always remember, if you find yourself struggling with something in the religion, it is very likely due to a lack of knowledge of the ruling or giving in to the misgivings and doubts that Shaytan incites.

Strive to increase your knowledge and understanding of Islam and ignore the misgivings when they come.

May Allah grant you ease from your difficulties
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.