Leaving Out Ruku’


Assalam o alaikum respected Mufti sahib!

I hope you are well. I have a question regarding salah. Today as I prayed two rakaah farz of Fajr, in the second rakah I feel (its a doubt,I am not sure) like I went directly into sajda after Qiraat, and that I did not do ruku and the posture after ruku in which; Sami alah hu liman hamida rabbana lakal hamd; is recited.So in this case, should i repeat the salah? Keep in mind its a doubt and not certainty.


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, if a person omits a Fardh act in Salaah intentionally or unintentionally, the Salaah will be void and the Salaah has to be repeated.

Ruku is from amongst the Faraidh of Salaah [1], since you perceived a doubt with regards to this posture, it is best that the Salaah be repeated.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.


[1] والأركان من المذكورات أربعة القيام والقراءة والركوع والسجود وقيل القعود الأخير مقدار التشهد.
(نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح,دار الحكمة, ج1 , ص42)

(Bahishti Zewar, Publ Altaf & Sons, Vol 1, Pg 156)