If a Masbuq commits a mistake, does he have to make Sajdah Sahw?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by AskOurImam.com

Assalam alaikum,

I want to ask if I have joined namaz with jamat in the mosque in the second or third rakat and commit any mistake for a sazda suhu to be required, can I do so?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A Masbuq (one who missed at least a Rak’at with the congregation) must make Sajdah Sahw if he unintentionally omits a Wajib act of Salah after the Imam has made salam, for example, if he does not recite Surah Fatiha or does not sit in tashahhud after two Rak`ats in a four Rak`ats Salah etc. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] واللاحق لايسجد لسهوه فيما يقضي والمسبوق يسجد لسهوه فيما يقضي الصلوة

[Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, 1: 129, Maktabah Rashidiyah]

(ولو سها المسبوق فيما يقضيه سجد له): أي لسهوه أيضا، ولا يجزيه سجوده مع لإمام

[Hashiyat at-Tahtawi, 424, Qadimi Kutub Khana; Al-Bahr ar-Ra`iq, 1: 666, Maktabah Rashidiyah]

[Fatawa Mahmudiyah, 6: 566, dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Faruqiyah; Fatawa Dar al-Uloom Deoband, 4: 391, Dar al-Isha`at]