What do I do if I make a mistake in saying Rabbana wa lakal hamd?

Fatwa ID: 02793

Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

What should I do when I commit a mistake in saying Rabbana wa lakal hamd while praying alone in 1st rak’ah and realized it later in the second rak’ah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

 

The ruling for saying “Rabbana Wa Lakal Hamd” is sunnah[1], therefore if one does not do it, he is not obliged to repeat his salah or compensate in any way.

But if one were to purposefully leave out saying so believing that it is “just sunnah” then he will be sinful.

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

 

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 


[1] Imam Kasani, Bada’I as-Sana’I (Beirut: DKI, 2003), 2:55.

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