Fatwaa ID: 403
Assalamwalaikum, hope everyone is doing well by the grace of Allah SWT.
What is the ruling of saying Rabbi-Igfirlli between the two sajdas? Is it preferred or mandatory? Also, does it apply to all prayers i.e fard, sunnah, and witr?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Between the two sajdahs, one should recite,
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي، وَارْحَمْنِي، وَعَافِنِي، وَاجْبُرْنِي، وَاهْدِنِي، وَارْزُقْنِي وَارْفَعْنِي.
“O Allaah! Forgive me, have mercy upon me, protect me, support me, give me, provide for me and elevate me.”
[Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah, Abu Dawood]
One should learn this and say it in all the salaahs including the fardh salaahs. If he does not know it, then he should make an active effort to learn it. In the meantime, he may suffice on reciting the first part thrice. If one does not recite the du’aa, his salaah will be deficient in virtues. This is aside from the obligation of sitting calmly between the two sajdahs such that all the body parts come to a rest.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
06/24/1444 AH – 01/17/2023 CE | AMG3-3169
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
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