Doubt whether Salah was Performed

Assalamualaikum, I recently have been having doubts about salah and wudu, I doubt the acts of my wudu and the acts of my salah whether or not they have been done right, from there I have began to doubt whether or not I did my salah or if I completed it. 

What should I do if I doubt as to whether if I did my prayer?

I would say that I think I did my prayer but I'm not sure, that I have doubts about it. Do I take the option that is heavier? 

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

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

Your doubts about the validity of your wudhu and salah stem from your doubt whether you performed wudhu and salah correctly or not.

The simple solution is to follow the rules of performing wudhu and salah. If you have followed the rules, then that is sufficient. Do not entertain any doubts thereafter. Regard your wudhu and salah to be valid.[i]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Lutfy Alam

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by: Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

_____ [i] شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (١/٤٠٣) ومن أيقن بالطهارة: فلا يزول عنها بشك في حدث بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (١/٧٢) العمل بغالب الرأي، وأكبر الظن في الأحكام واجب المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (٥/٣٠٣) يجب أن تعلم بأن العمل بغالب الرأي جائز في باب الديانات الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (١/٥٣) قلت: أرأيت رجلاً توضأ ثم شَكَّ في بعض وضوئه وذلك أوّلُ ما شَكّ؟ قال: عليه أن يغسل ذلك الموضع الذي شَكّ فيه. قلت: فإن كان يَلْقَى ذلك كثيراً يَعْرِضُ له الشيطان بذلك في صلاته أو بعد فراغه منها حتى يَكْثُر ذلك عليه؟ قال: لا يلتفت إلى شيء من هذا، ويمضي في صلاته، ولا يعيد شيئاً من ذلك.


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