Mistakenly performing three rakaats instead of four rakaats

Q: What should I do if I pray 3 rakaats instead of 4 rakaats mistakenly?

A: If after reading the 3 rakaats you are still in the same spot of namaaz and in the direction of qiblah and you have not done anything that will break the namaaz then you may get up and do the fourth rakaat and do sajdah sahw at the end.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)