If I forget to recite an additional surah (chapter), will my prayer be valid?
I was performing the morning prayer and I forgot to recite an additional surah in the 2nd rak’ah. I did not perform sajdah as-sahw since I did not consider it necessary to perform sajdah as-sahw when something wajib was forgotten. Is my prayer still valid according to Hanafi madhhab?
Submitted by on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 14:49
Dear Brother / Sister,
Abandoning a wajib act even by forgetting in prayer necessitates performing sajdah as-sahw (prostration of forgetfulness). Therefore, abandoning one of the wajibs of prayers by mistake necessitates performing sajdah as-sahw.
The prayer of a person who does not perform sajdah as-sahw is valid. It does not have to be performed again.
However, abandoning a wajib intentionally is makruh tahrimi and necessitates the performance of the prayer again.
Accordingly, the prayer is valid in the situation mentioned in the question; it does not have to be performed again.
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