Mon 5 Saf 1435 - 9 December 2013
Not doing sujood al-sahw in order to ward off waswaas (insinuating whispers from the Shaytaan)
He always gets confused whilst praying [as to how many rak’ahs he has done]. Should he act on the basis of what he is certain of or what he thinks is most likely? This happens to him a lot, so should he forgo doing sujood al-sahw (prostration of forgetfulness) in order to ward off waswaas (insinuating whispers from the Shaytaan)?
Praise be to Allaah.
put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah
preserve him, who answered as follows:
He should not pay attention to
those doubts and he should not do sujood al-sahw for them, because too
many doubts lead to waswaas.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen