“Allahu Akbar” instsed of “Samiallahu liman Hamidah”

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Q: An Imaam said Allahu Akbar in stead of Sameallah who liman hamedah. He did not make sajdah sawh. A brother got angry and made him repeat the salah. The Imaam was not present on this day hence the chaos. My question is this:

  1. Was sajad sahw necessary?
  2. Does the salah go through with out it?
  3. Did they have to repeat the salah?


A: There is no sajdah-e-sahw for such a mistake and the salaah does not have to be repeated.

ولا يجب السجود إلا بترك واجب أو تأخيره أو تأخير ركن أو تقديمه أو تكراره أو تغيير واجب بأن يجهر فيما يخافت وفي الحقيقة وجوبه بشيء واحد وهو ترك الواجب كذا في الكافي ولا يجب بترك التعوذ والبسملة في الأولى والثناء وتكبيرات الانتقالات (الفتاوى الهندية 1/ 126)

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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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