prostration of forgetfulness
The prostration of forgetfulness is not a separate prayer like the Eid prayer or the Witr prayer. Rather, it is a prostration that comes after the delivery of the prayer or before it to compensate for the forgetfulness in the prayer. He added, forgot, or doubted that he had performed an obligatory prayer, but if someone left these obligations deliberately, it is not permissible for him to perform the prostration of forgetfulness to correct his prayer, and if he prays, it will not be accepted from him.
Cases of prostration for forgetfulness
The prostration of forgetfulness comes in several cases during which the worshiper may forget, and these cases are as follows:
- Delivery: In the event that the worshiper performs the tasleem, to conclude his prayer before its due date by forgetting.
- The increase: If the worshiper adds to one of the pillars of the prayer by forgetting, such as increasing the bowing, prostration, standing, or sitting.
- Leaving: In the event that the worshiper forgets one of the pillars of prayer, and abandonment does not include forgetting the opening takbeer.
- Doubt: In the event that the worshiper doubts the number of rak’ahs that he has prayed, whether there is an increase or decrease in the number of rak’ahs.
- The first tashahhud: If the worshiper leaves the first tashahhud out of forgetfulness.
The place of prostration of forgetfulness
For the aforementioned cases, the prostration of forgetfulness is performed as follows:
- In the case of forgetfulness in the salutation: After the worshiper gives the salutation from the prayer, he prostrates two prostrations of forgetfulness and then salutes again.
- In the case of the addition: in the event that the worshiper remembers that his prayer is extra, then he waits until he finishes his prayer, then gives the salutation and prostrates for forgetfulness one prostration and gives the salutation a second time.
- In the case of abandonment, the worshiper prostrates for forgetfulness after delivery.
- In the event of doubt, if the worshiper doubts between his prayer for a number of rak’ahs or more, he completes his prayer on the number of rak’ahs that he outweighs and gives the salutation, then prostrates for forgetfulness after the tasleem. Then he surrenders.
- In the case of leaving the first tashahhud: in the case of remembering that he did not perform the tashahhud until after standing up from the prayer, then he completes his prayer as it is and prostrates for forgetfulness before the tasleem. That is before standing up, so he performs the tashahhud as it is, without prostrating himself for forgetfulness.
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