Validity of Salah

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Assalaamu alaikum Respected Mufti sahib

I missed the first rakaat of Isha behind the imaam. When I stood to complete my salaah after the imam made salaam, I mistakenly said bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem before thana. I was supposed to do sajda tus sahw, but I forgot. Was my salaah valid?

جزاكم الله خيرا


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

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh.

In principle, Sadjah of Sahw has to be done when a Wajib is left out.[i]

In your case Sajdah of Sahw was not necessary as the sequence recital of Basmalah (Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim) is not Wajib.[ii] Therefore, your salah is valid.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Anas Bin Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Muhammad Zakariyya Desai.

Validity of Salah