Mistakenly standing up after tashahud of the second rakaat in a two rakaat salaah

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Q: I was praying the 2 rakaats of sunnah for the Esha salaah. After tashahud in the 2nd rakaat, I stood up and recited Bismillah and Surah Fatiha, whilst reciting I realised my mistake. What should you do in such a situation? It has happened to me before.


A: You may add one more rakaat and make it four.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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