Q. If the Imaam did not make Sajdah Tilaawat immediately after reciting the verse of Sajdah Tilaawat, but he did so after one or two verses, is the Salaah valid?
A. If a person did not prostrate for Sajdah Tilaawat after reciting a verse of Sajdah Tilaawat in Salaah, then if he prostrates for it after reciting one or two verses from the verse of Sajdah Tilaawat (three verses), the Salaah will be valid. However, if he prostrated for Sajdah Tilaawat after reciting one or two verses from the verse of Sajdah Tilaawat in Salaah (after three verses), then it will be necessary for him to perform Sajdah-e-Sahw before completing the Salaah. The same ruling applies to all Salaahs. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 7/468)
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