Forgetting to recite sunnah qiraat in salaah


1. Before starting witr, I made an intention in my mind that I will recite the surahs which are sunnah to recite in witr. Then I said softly that I make niyyah to pray 3 rakat witr, but I did not say anything about which surah I will recite. During the prayer, I forgot to recite the sunnah surahs in the first two rakahs. Then I thought that I will do sajdah sahw, but I forgot to do that too. Is my witr valid?

2. Is sajdah sahw waajib if someone intends to recite a specific surah and then forgets to recite it?


1. The salaah is valid and sajdah e sahw is not compulsory.

2. If one intends to recite the sunnah qiraat and thereafter forgets to recite it, sajdah e sahw does not become compulsory.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)