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Is it neccesary to take a long break between two sajdaas in namaz.

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Q1) Is it neccesary to take a long break between two sajdaas in namaz... n if its not neccesary then for how long(in terms of seconds) shud one sit.Speaking alahu-akbar takes only 1-2 second.. so is that enough?


Q 2) What are the ways of correcting namaz if we have said sumthin extra while offering namaz.


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Time space between two sajdah in prayer

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Your Question: Is it neccesary to take a long break between two sajdaas in namaz... n if its not neccesary then for how long(in terms of seconds) shud one sit.Speaking alahu-akbar takes only 1-2 second.. so is that enough?

When one is leading the obligatory prayers as the imam, the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is to make the prayers not too long so that it does not become a burden to the believers praying behind them; but if one is offering ones individual Sunnah or Nafl voluntary prayers, there is absolutely no time limit for one to fulfill the various rites of prayer; and one may take as short or as long a time as one wills and pleases.


 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.783 Narrated by Al Bara

The time taken by the Prophet (saws) in prostrations, bowing, and the sitting interval between the two prostrations was about the same.

 

Although there is no specific guidance regarding the exact time one should stay in the sitting posture between the two sajdahs in prayer, one should make sure that one rises and sits at least until ones back is completely straight and has sufficient time to offer one amongst the Sunnah supplications which the Prophet (saws) made during this position in prayer. If one wishes to quantify the minimum time taken in the sitting posture between the two sajdahs in prayer, about five seconds would more than suffice to recite the appropriate supplication.

 

Your Question: What are the ways of correcting namaz if we have said sumthin extra while offering namaz.

If one fears that one has forgotten or omitted or made an unintentional mistake in ones prayer due to forgetfulness, regardless of whether the prayer is obligatory or supererogatory, one should perform the sajdah-sahoo or prostration of forgetfulness; it is expected that the Lord Most Gracious will accept their worship of prayer and will not reduce their reward in the least.

 

There are two ways prescribed in the authentic narrations on how the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed the Sajdah-Sahoo and both are acceptable. Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did two sujoods before the tasleem, and in the narration of Dhul-Yadain narrated by Abu Hurairah, it is recorded that the Prophet (saws) made the two prostrations after the tasleem.

 

The way to perform the Sajdah-Sahoo (or Sajdahs of forgetfulness) is, at the completion of ones prayer, go into sajdah and glorify Allah, then sit and make supplication to Allah, then again go into sajdah and glorify Allah, and then perform the tasleems on either side.

 

This whole set of actions related above is called sajdah-sahoo and is to be done only once at the end of the prayer, if the person has made an unintentional mistake/s in their prayer.

 

Sajdah-Sahoo 1 (before the tasleem):

If one realizes one has made an error in prayer during the prayer, one should complete the prayer to the best of his conviction and recite the tashahud; just before the tasleems of either side at the end of the tashahud, one should make the two sajdahs for sajdah-sahoo and then perform the tasleems on either side; thus reciting the tashahud only once in their prayer.

 

Sajdah-Sahoo 2 (after the tasleem):

If one realizes that one has made an error in prayer after one has already completed ones prayer and performed the tasleems; then immediately after realization of the error, one should complete the rakahs they had forgotten in prayer, recite the final tashahud again, make the two sajdahs for sajdah-sahoo, and then again perform the tasleems on either side; thus reciting the tashahud twice in their prayers.

 

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