Waajib Acts Of Salaah

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

There are certain acts in salaah, that if they are left out unintentionally , salaah can be corrected by doing sajdah – e sahw , instead of repeating it all over again (the method of this will be explained further on) . These acts are called Waajib. They are:

1. To recite surah faatiha (besides the third & fourth rakaah of fardh salaah. In the third & fourth it will be sunnah not waajib.

2. To recite a surah or three short verses or one long ayah after surah faatihah in the first two rakaahs of  all the rakaahs of other salaahs.

3. To maintain order & sequence in qiraat, rukhu, sajdah etc.

4. Qawma (to stand up straight after ruku)

5. Jalsa (to sit between the two sajdahs)

6. Tadeel- Arkaan ( to perform every act calmly , without haste).

7. Qaadah-e – oola ( to sit for tashahhud after every two rakaats in a 3 or 4 rakaahs salaah).

8.  To read tashahhud in both the qaadahs (sittings)

9. To end salaah by doing salaam.

10. To say takbeer in the witr salaah before reciting dua – e qunoot.

11. To pray dua – e qunoot in the witr salaah.

12. To fix the first 2 rakaahs of fardh salaah for Qiraat.