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Sajdah in taraweeh

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in taraweeh, if the imam does not make intention for a sajdah, does our namaz not count?.if the imam does not do a sajdah is this a gunnah


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Sajdah in taraweeh

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We are not able to determine, which exact ‘sajdah’ you are referring to. If the Imam forgets to do one of the ‘sajdahs’ in the actions of prayer, then that ‘rakah’ will not be counted and the imam has to pray that rakah again.


But if by the ‘sajdah’ in Taraweeh, you mean that the imaam does not perform sajdah while reciting the Holy Quran with a ‘sajdah-aayah’ in it, it is obviously not the right thing to do; but the prayer will be valid.


In this case, if the imam forgot and did not do sajdah during the prayer itself, he should make a sajdah after the prayer, and so should the believers who prayed behind him.


The performance of the prostration whenever the ‘sajdah aayahs’ are recited from the Holy Quran, is a Sunnah or Way of the Messenger of Allah (saws). If, perchance, one forgets to make prostration, it is not a sin and the believer should do the prostration later, whenever he remembers it.


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Your Brother in Islam,




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