Doubting how many rakaats one performed

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Q: I was performing the Farz of Zuhr. I kinda forgot about the prayer and my mind was wandering about my result which will come in a few days. So I don’t remember if I offered 4 farz or just said the salam after 2. What should I do when I have a doubt ?


A: If this normally happens to you then use your discretion to determine how many rakaats were read.

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


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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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