Reciting an aayah of sajdah in salaah without making sajdah

Q: I often recite Surat Alaq in prayer, but do not do the sajdah-tilawah in the last aayah even though I recite it. Is my prayer valid, what is the ruling?

A: If you go into rukoo immediately after reciting the surah then the the sajdah-e-tilaawat will take place through the sajdah of the salaah. However, if you continue to recite and intentionally leave out the sajdah-e-tilaawah, you will be sinful due to intentionally leaving out a waajib. Performing the sajdah-e-tilaawah in salaah is waajib.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)