the taslim to leftside is considered delayed…

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Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012






Kitaab: Salaat (Prayers)


Fatwa: 14


If one prays behind the imaam, and after the imaam has finished both taslims the congragation gives the taslim to both sides (this is the custom method in the masjid i am going thus i also follow this) If after the imaams both taslims, i do give taslim to the rightside and then to the leftside, but i do repeat the taslim to the leftside (because of a doubt that i didnt hear myself saying a small portion of the taslim). 


Did this break my salaat ? Did i had to do sajdah sahw or what did i had to do ? Or is my salaat complete. I didnt repeat it, if i have to repeat it when must i repeat, is this after 5 salaat times are past away since the the order is waived and the salaats after the salaah which has to be repeated are then valid and no need to repeat those salaats also ?


In such case is there a circumstantion that the taslim to leftside is considered delayed and thus must be sajdah sahw ? Or does it not so count since i did it because of a doubt ? In case that the first taslim i thought to be not heard a portion of it, was done correctly, does the addition of the repeating change anything, or is it not to be considered dince i am then already out of salaah and nothing matters what i do say after the taslim to the leftside ?


Was salaam.




Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


According to our Fuqaha, if a person is following an Imam in Salaah, When the Imaam offers the Taslim, He should offer his taslim Together with the Imaam.

(Noorul Idaah, pg 71, Qadeemi)

With Regards to the Questions raised in your query, the Salaah is valid & there is no need to repeat the Salaah.


And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah



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