Q. I was wondering if someone recited a surah in the third or fourth rak’at of a fardh salah unintentionally, is his salah valid? Does he have to make sajdah sahw?
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A. It is sunnah to recite only Surah Fatiha in the third and fourth Rakaat of Fardh Salaah. However, if one unintentionally recites a Surah after Surah Fatiha in the third or fourth Rakaat of a Fardh Salaah, then the Salaah will be valid and Sajdah Sahw will not be necessary.
Note: In Wajib, Sunnah and Nafl Salaah, Surah Fatiha and a Surah must be recited in all Rakaats. The exclusion of the Surah after Surah Fatiha is only in the Fardh Salaah. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah)
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
Mufti Ebrahim Desai