In the salah, if we forget an ayah while reading a short additional chapter like Surah al-Ikhlas, must we perform sajdah as-sahw?

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In the salah, if we forget an ayah while reading a short additional chapter like Surah al-Ikhlas, must we perform sajdah as-sahw?
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It is makruh to skip an ayah while reading an additional chapter. Howver, it is not makruh if it is done by accident. It can be corrected if one notices at that moment.

It is wajib to perform sajdah as-sahw (prostration of forgetfulness) if one abandons reading an additional chapter after Surah al-Fatiha. Likewise; if one reads a very short ayah along with Surah al-Fatiha, it is necessary to perform sajdah as-sahw according to the views of some of the mujtahid imams. (at-Tebyin / Zaylai) Nothing is necessary according to Abu Hanifa.

Even if one reads only two short ayahs after Surah al-Fatiha, goes to ruku accidentally and notices this in the ruku and comes back, completes three ayahs, it is wajib to perform sajdah as-sahw. (see Celal Yıldırım, Kaynaklarıyla İslam Fıkhı, Uysal Kitabevi: 1/420-421)

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