Doubting if one made one Sajdah or two Sajdahs

Q: I sat back after prostrating and started doing ‘Attahiyyatu Lillaahi Was-Salaatu Wat-tayyibat..” etc. and I then thought if I had done 2 prostrations or not, but I could only recount 1 for sure even though my feet were in such a position that I usually keep them in on the second prostration so it’s probable that I did 2 so anyway I went back and said “Rabbighfirli, Rabbighfirli” and prostrated again and finished the salaah and did 2 prostrations of forgetfulness. But now I doubt whether my salaah is valid, it was more probable in my mind that I did 2 salaah, but surety was that I know I did 1 for sure and second was probable so I did 1 extra to be safe. Salaah valid or not ? Actions to take? I know I have waswasah so it would of been best to ignore the doubt. But in this case seems like I went with the doubt. Is my salah valid or should I repeat?


A: The salaah is valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)