Repeating an ayah of Surah Faatiha

Q: In Salaah, I recited in my last rak’aat  “Ihdina siraatal mustaqeem”. But when I tried to do the Qaf with kasra it was like kaaf and so I recited it again, but this time the ta in Al-Mustaqeem was not properly audible I think, but I moved my tongue to say it and I guess I now think the second time I recited it, it was acceptable – but at the time my mind was like blank, I thought of both carrying on and saying it again and as I was quite pressured because I did not want to remain silent without reciting anything I said it again for a third time, but now I wonder is my prayer invalid because both times when I recited after the initial mistake were acceptable, so is it like I made a purpose addition in my Salaah or am I excused?

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A: The Salaah is valid. You do not have to make sajda-e-sahw.

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

وإن قرأ أكثر الفاتحة ونسي الباقي لا سهو عليه وإن بقي الأكثر كان عليه السهو إماما كان أو منفردا كذا في فتاوى قاضي خان وإن تركها في الأخريين لا يجب إن كان في الفرض وإن كان في النفل أو الوتر وجب عليه كذا في البحر الرائق ولو كررها في الأوليين يجب عليه سجود السهو بخلاف ما لو أعادها بعد السورة أو كررها في الأخريين كذا في التبيين (فتاوى هندية 1/126)

فتاوى محمودية (10/504)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)