Q: First rakat of ishaa I said ‘Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem’ but then I don’t know whether I said the ha or HA with ‘Ar-Raheeem’. I chose to ignore it as a doubt. During Salah I made many mistakes and corrections in the essential aspects – then after completing the prayer [all four rakaats] I ended prayer and did two sujood uh sahw. I went downstairs to get a drink, came back up then I still had the niggling doubt about whether I said ha or HA in ‘Ar-Raheem’ so I thought like you know it hasn’t been a long time since I made Salaam so I said takbir and performed 1 rakaat in replacement of the rakaat in which I doubted with the full tashahhud and exited prayer and did two prostrations of forgetfulness Now plz tell me is my prayer valid or not?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)