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Forget which rakaat in Salaah

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In salaah I keep forgetting which rakaat I’m in, please help!

Shall I do sijda sahw if I’m unsure?


One who constantly has a problem regarding which rakaat they are in during Namaaz, but has a strong inclination about which rakaat they are in, they should act upon their inclination and there is no need to perform sajdah sahw.

However, if one does not have a strong inclination and is unsure as to which rakaat they are in, then one must act upon the lesser number of rakaats that they are certain they have performed and also perform sajadah sahw. For example, in a four rakaat namaaz one starts to think ‘’I am certain I’ve read three rakaats but I may be in my fourth rakaat?’’ then one should consider it as their third rakaat and perform an extra rakaat, with sajdah sahw at the end.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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