Reciting an aayah of sajdah in salaah without making sajdah
Q: I often recite Surat Alaq in prayer, but do not do the sajdah-tilawah in the last aayah even though I recite it. Is my prayer valid, what is the ruling?
If you go into rukoo immediately after reciting the surah then the the sajdah-e-tilaawat will take place through the sajdah of the salaah. However, if you continue to recite and intentionally leave out the sajdah-e-tilaawah, you will be sinful due to intentionally leaving out a waajib. Performing the sajdah-e-tilaawah in salaah is waajib.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
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