Mistakes in taraweeh salaah

Q: With regards to Taraaweeh:

1. An Aayah was recited correctly. The Imaam thereafter repeated the Aayah and changed it (incorrectly) due to some doubt. Is the initial correct recitation or the second recitation which was incorrect taken into consideration? Does the Aayah have to be repeated?

2. For the purpose of listening to the Luqmah of a Saami', the Imaam remained silent for the duration of 3 Subhaanallaah or more (he did not recite Qiraat for that duration). Should Sajdat-us-Sahw be made?

3. Additionally, if a person because of some disturbance missed an Aayah in Surah Faatihah, or one sentence in his At-Tahiyyat, does he have to make Sajdatut-us-Sahw? To what extent is the Surah Faatihah and At-Tahiyyat Waajib? 


1.1 If the incorrect recitation did not amount to a serious mistake that invalidates the Salaah, the Salaah will be valid.

1.2 No.

2. Yes

3.1. If one missed an Ayah of Surah Fatiha while performing Salah, Sajdah-e-Shaw becomes waajib.

3.2. If one missed any portion of Tashahhud, Sajdah-e-Sahw becomes waajib.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)