Saying Allahu akbar instead of salaam in salaah

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1. If in namaz, just before saying salaam, either my head is on the right side or left side, if I unintentionally say Allahu akbar and then say salaam, is my namaz valid?

2. If I need to do sajda-e-sahw in this situation, how do I do it? I have alraedy recited attahiyyat, durood and dua and then before salaam I unintentionaly did this.



1. Yes. 

2. You do not have to make sajdah e sahw.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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