Reciting the tasbeeh of ruku’ and sajdah only once

Q: I would like to know, is it necessary to do sajda-e-sahw if we pray “Subhanarabiyal azim “only once in ruku instead of three times, also if we mistakenly pray “subhanarabiyalala” only once instead of three times in sajda?

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A: The Salaah is valid even though one only recited the tasbeeh once in ruku and sajdah. Sajdah-e-sahw will not be waajib. However it is sunnat for one to recite the tasbeeh at least three times in ruku’ and sajdah. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

و يقول في ركوعه سبحان ربّي العظيم ثلاثا و ذلك أدناه (الفتاوى الهندية 1/74)

 وصرحوا بأنه يكره أن ينقص عن الثلاث وأن الزيادة مستحبة بعد أن يختم على وتر خمس أو سبع ما لم يكن إماما فلا يطول (رد المحتار 1/494)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)