Mistakenly performing 5 rakaats instead of 4

Q: For Asr Prayer, if I mistakenly performed 5 rakaats instead of 4 rakaats, how do I correct the prayer? Do I need to perform Sajdah Sahw or repeat the salaah?

A: If you had sat for the tashahhud after the fourth rakaat and mistakenly stood up for the fifth rakaat then you should make sajdah-e-sahw and complete the salaah. If you did not sit after the fourth rakaat, but stood up immediately then you should repeat the salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)