Q: It sometimes happens that while offering four rakaats namaz, I get confused whether I am in the third or fourth rakaat, so I either pray the whole namaz again or conclude that I am offering the third rakaat and offer one more rakaat, do sajdah-e-ahw and finish my namaaz. I want to know if I get confused regarding the rakaat, then what has to be done?
A: Since this is a regular occurrence, don’t pay attention to it. Just go with the dominant thought.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)