Fatwa: # 16117
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: United States
Date: 28th January 2008

Title

If the imam makes a mistake in his salat, and forgets to make sajda sahw, can the follower make sajda sahw on his own?....Is it sunnah to make dua between the break in the khutbah( in the jumma salat when the imam sits down for a while)?

Question

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarkatuh

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1. If the imam makes a mistake in his salat, and forgets to make sajda sahw, can the follower make sajda sahw on his own?
2. Is it sunnah to make dua between the break in the khutbah( in the jumma salat when the imam sits down for a while)?

Jazakallah

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

1) If the imam forgets to make sajda sahw after missing a wajib (obligatory) part of salat, the muqtadee (follower) cannot perform sajda sahw on his own. It will be necessary for all to repeat the salat.

 

وإن لم يسجد الإمام لا يسجد المؤتم ؛ لأنه يصير مخالفا لإمامه

(Tabyeen Al-Haqaaiq, Vol. 1, P. 478, Darul Kutub Ilmiyya)

 

و انما لم يلزم المامون سهو نفسه , لانه لو سجد وحده , كان مخالفا لامامه ان سجد قبل الامام , و ان اخره الى ما بعد سلام الامام يخرج من الصلاة بسلام الامام , لانه سلام عمد ممن لا سهو عليه

(Al-Bahr Al-Raaiq, Vol. 2, P. 177, Rashidiyya)

(Fatawa Mahmudiyya, Vol. 7, P. 454, Darul Iftaa Jamia Faruqiyya)

 

 

2) It is permissible to make dua at the time when the khateeb (speaker) sits on the mimbar (pulpit) between the two khutbas. However, one must make dua in his heart and not verbally. The hands should not be raised at this time either.   

 

قال في المعراج : فيسن الدعاء بقلبه لا بلسانه لأنه مأمور بالسكوت .

(Raddul Muhtar, Vol. 2, P. 164, H.M. Saeed Company)
(Fatawa Mahmudiyya, Vol. 8, P. 286, Darul Iftaa Jamia Faruqiyya)
 

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Asif Umar,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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