Fatwaa ID: 1237
If one was somewhat distracted during prayer due to feeling of relieving oneself and one finished the prayer. Then one goes to the restroom and it turns out it was not a real feeling to relieve oneself, should one repeat the prayer in this circumstance?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
In principle, there is no repeating of a salaah once performed unless there was deficiency in integral and necessary acts of the salaah. Deficiency in other aspects will be atoned through istighfaar. In the enquired situation, you may suffice on istighfaar. There is no need to repeat the salaah.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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