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Q: I have a stressful problem with waswasah about “two prostrations of forgetfulness” like sometimes, I try to refrain from doing the “two prostrations of forgetfulness” when I feel it isn’t obligatory to do it, sometimes I stop and sit about whether it’s necessary or not – I probably do averagely two “two prostrations of forgetfulness” a day and that is a lot to me, and other times wondering whether I need to do the “two prostrations of forgetfulness” or not! Do I need to do the “two prostrations of forgetfulness” if I accidently elongate a letter or if I don’t elongate when you should accidently? Question: What mistakes are acceptable for the salah to be valid without the obligation of doing “two prostrations of forgetfulness”?


A: No, you do not need to make sajdah sahw.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)