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Forgot Sajdah Sahw, cursing Yazeed

Fatwaa ID: 1519

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu Mufti saab,

I will get back to you on this question. I need to get some more details to ask you thoroughly.

But I wanted to ask you:

  1. If an imam leading salah forgets to do sajda e sahu and says salam, does the salah have to be repeated?
  2. As ahl al sunnati wal jama’, are we sinful if we curse yazeed ibn muwaiyah?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. If the imaam forgets to perform Sajdah Sahw and makes salaam, then the salaah should be repeated if there is time remaining for that salaah. If there is no time remaining, then istighfaar should be made and that will be sufficient.
  2. Rasulullaah ﷺ was once requested by the Sahaabah (R) to curse the disbelievers due to the persecution they were suffering at their hands. He replied, “I was not sent as a curser, rather I was sent as a mercy.” If this was the attitude Nabi ﷺ expressed towards non-Muslims, what then should be our attitude towards a Muslim? If anything, one should make du’aa that Allaah Ta’aala forgives him and has mercy upon him.

It is important to understand that the allegations laid against Yazeed (Rahimahullaah) are not all established. They are historical narrations that are questionable to say the least. Many of them them fabrications by the Shi’ah and others. The reality of the matter is that it is the Shi’ah that conspired against Sayyiduna Husayn (R). We suggest that you read the following book by my esteemed teacher, Shaykh Ridhwan Kajee (H) in this regard: Karbala: A glance from another angle. You may download the pdf from:

A Muslim must be watchful over his words, especially when it comes to talking about others. A person will be accountable for each and every word that he utters. If Yazeed (Rahimahullaah) is not deserving of the curses and the ill statements made against him, then the one uttering such will have to resolve the matter with him tomorrow by giving him his good deeds. Why risk your good deeds for something that brings you no benefit?

Rasulullaah ﷺ also advised us not to curse the dead. They have already acquired the fruits of their actions. Your cursing of them is of no benefit or harm to them. Unlike others, cursing others is not a form of ‘ibaadah nor something good. Accordingly, you should not curse Yazeed (Rahimahullaah).

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/05/1445 AH – 07/23/2023 CE | AMG1-3268

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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