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Forgetting The No. Of Recitations In Ruku Or Sajda

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Sometimes when reciting in Ruku or Sajda, I forget if I had recited an odd no. of times. Is ur Namaaz still valid if u recited an even amount of times by mistake.

Jazakallah

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In the name of Allah the greatest

Yes your namaz is valid. It is Mustahab to recite in odd numbers.
(Al-Hidayaah Vol 1 Pg 110)

Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah narrates the Hadith which says,

? Verily, Allah is odd [meaning that Allah is one and it is an odd number] and He loves odd numbers.
(Muslim, No. 4835)

And Allah knows best
9-8 2005

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Mufti Abubakr Karolia
Batley, U.K
Founder of the “Islamic Foundation for Theology and Research” (I.F.T.A.R)

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