Q: Can you please explain uptil when sajda-e-sahw can be done for unintentionally missing out a wajib in the prayer? If a person unintentionally leaves out a wajib, and they have done salaam, can they still do sajda-e-sahw? Also, if a person does not do sajda-e-sahw, and the prayer time has ended, will they have to redo the prayer? I have heard that the prayer will have to be redone for leaving out a sajda-e-sahw as long as its still the prayer time, but after the prayer time has passed, it is not mandatory to redo the prayer, but recommended to. Please if you can explain.
A: Until before the salaam, and if the salaam has been made then until you remain in the same direction and you have not done anything that could nullify the namaaz, like speaking etc.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)