2) Please advise on the below situation I was Offering Maghrib Prayer with Jamaath, I Was there in all the 3 rakaths, I mean I have’nt missed any rakath however when the imam sahab completed the namaz by saying Salam I stood up by mistake and offered and extra rakath, i realised this while making the sajadah of this extra rakath and did sajde sahu. Is My prayer valid, becoz I offered 4 rakaths instead of 3 for Magrhib. Will sajde sahu suffice in this case. While offering 4 faraz or sunnah prayer of Zuhur individually, In the 4th rakath I was a bit confused and was’nt able to decide whether I was offering the third or fourth rakath, Since i’m not sure whether i’m in 4th or 3rd rakath, so can i go ahead and assumed that its 3rd rakath and offer an extra rakath and later offer Sajd-e-sahoo. My decison will lead to 2 things a) If i was really in 3rd Rakah then the extra rakath which I offered became the 4th rakath.But I did sajd-e-sahoo which was not required, So In this case is my prayer valid. b) If I was really in 4th Rakath then the extra rakath which I offered became the 5th rakath, I mean totally i offered 5 rakath instead of 4.Is sajde-Sahu Suffice in this case, or i need to repeat the prayers all over no matter whether its farz or sunnah.
1. Recite ?Rabb anzilniy munazalan mubaarakan wa anta khayrul munzileen? as much as possible. May Allah Ta’ala grant you a good abode to settle down, Aameen.
2. /3 The Maghrib Salaat will be valid by making Sajda-e-Sahw at the ending. If you had a doubt between being in the third Rakaat or fourth Rakaat, you should apply your honest discretion and go by that. In this situation, there is no need to make Sajda-e-Sahw. If you were unable to make a decision, then go by what is certain between the two. In the enquired case, third Rakaat. However, perform Tashahhud in both remaining Rakaats as there is a possibility you are in the fourth Rakaat and make Sajda-e-Sahw at the end. The Salaat will be valid.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai