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What Should I Do When in Doubt Regarding the Number of Prostrations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Today, I was doing the prostrations of forgetfulness, and forgot how many times I had bowed down. I ignored the doubts, and ended the prayer. Was I correct? Also, I have been told one should pause for 1-2 seconds after every action, otherwise, the prostrations of forgetfulness […]

If the Imam Does Not Perform the Prostration of Forgetfulness What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If the Imam does not perform the prostration of forgetfulness despite making a mistake does this require that prayer to be made up? The mistake was sitting in the third cycle instead of standing. A follower said Allahuakbar to remind him to stand. Answer:​​ Assalamu alaikum wa […]

What Is the Proof for the Hanafi Way to Perform the Prostrations of Forgetfulness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What is the proof for the Hanafi way to perform the prostrations of forgetfulness? I have read different hadiths leading to different conclusions on this matter. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, all legal schools have a valid position on this matter. But note that (1) […]

Does the Prostration of Forgetfulness Apply to Supererogatory Prayers? (Shafi’i) (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Does the prostration of forgetfulness (sujud assahw) apply to supererogatory prayers? Also, please explain what is required in the following scenarios: 1) one stands for the third cycle (rak’ah) of prayer without having recited the first tashahhud and then forgets to perform the prostration of forgetfulness; 2) […]

What Should a Latecomer Do When His Imam Is Performing the Prostrations of Forgetfulness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a latecomer to the prayer stands up to complete his prayer, for example after the Imam does his first salaam, but then realizes that the Imam later goes on to perform a prostration of forgetfulness (sajda al-sahw), what does the latecomer do? Does he sit back […]

Do I Have to Perform the Forgetfulness Prostrations If the Supplication for the Qunut of Witr Prayer Is Omitted?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam ‘aleykum Do we have to perform the forgetfulness prostrations if the supplication for the qunut of witr prayer is omitted? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. In the Hanafi school, the witr prayer is a necessaary (wajib) prayer, and […]

What Should I Do If I Forget to Recite the Fatiha in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I was on the second cycle of the Fajr prayer then was having doubt on whether I recited the fatiha or not. So I stood up before the salam to repeat this cycle and performed the prostrations of forgetfulness. Is my prayer valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Was I Correct to Perform the Forgetfulness Prostrations After Reciting the Opening Supplication in the Third Cycle of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have accidentally read a part of the opening supplication in the third cycle and I performed the forgetfulness prostrations after that but with a 2 min interval because I was not sure if I was suppose to do it. Was it correct and if not, […]