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Repeating Surah Faatiha in Salaah

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Q: One read more than the half of surah al Fatiha in the 1st rakah, then doubts whether he recited the beginning part correctly. If he re-starts from the place he doubts (and thus repeats a half or more of the whole surah) does he need to do Sajdah Sahw? Thus does repeating a half or more due to a doubt whether one recited correctly or not necessitate sajdah sahw, or does sajdah sahw become waajib only if one forgetfully repeats a half or more?


A: If he is in doubt then he should repeat the verse that he is in doubt of and make sajdah-e-sahw.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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