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19 June 2019 CE | 16 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Prostration of Forgetfulness-Sajda Sahw

Abdullah bin Buhaina (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) led us in Salaat, and after finishing the first two Rakaat, got up (instead of sitting for At-Tahiyyaat) and then carried on with the Salaat. When he had finished his Salaat, the people were waiting for him to say Tasleem (As-salamu-alaikum), but before saying Tasleem he said Takbeer (Allahu-akbar) and prostrated; then he raised his head, and again said Takbeer and prostrated, and then raised his head and finished his Salaat with Tasleem.” [Sahih Bukhari]

This hadith teaches us that if we make a mistake during the Salaat, such as forgetting to recite At-Tahiyyaat after the second Rakat, then we should do two extra Sajdas right before concluding our Salaat with Tasleem. Tasleem is to turn one’s head to the right and say “As-Salamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu” and then turn one’s head to the left and say the same. This is known as Sajda Sahw.

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