Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Darulifta-Deoband.com » Did my salah become invalid due to waswasah during prayer?

Did my salah become invalid due to waswasah during prayer?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Sometimes the ja namaz is short and when we perform sajdah half of our forehead is on the ja namaz not the whole of it. Does it affect salah? And what if a thick soft cloth is stitched there for front facing indication? I was praying qaza of Fajr and during the prayer satan whispered into me that it is 4 sunnah of Zuhr, I tried to neglect it then I again got a whisper that it is 4 fardh of Zuhr. It was all too fast and that unknowingly I thought yeah it must be the latter one for a second then I thought (for real) and remembered that it is 2 fardh qaza of Fajr. During the 2 waswasah I was not able to think properly and just like it popped into my head and for a second I thought it must be 4 fardh of Zuhr but I was not actually thinking. It is very difficult to explain. I am worried now whether my salah was nullified due to this. I am facing a huge problem of waswasah and they are accelerated due to a urine and gas problem please pray for me and my health.


(Fatwa: 1094/917/B=1433)

(1) You can stitch a thick cloth in the front of ja-namaz.
(2) If you offered two rakah then it was valid. Do not let doubt creep into your mind. Whenever you feel any doubt outside salah then you should recite اعوذ بالله السميع العليم من الشيطن الرجيم three times and spit out. And do not pay any attention towards waswasah during salah nor try to remove them. If you undergo treatment of urine and gas then you can get rid of waswasah after recovery.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

Read answers with similar topics: