Islamic Studies Paper 2, Private Candidates 2019

Question 3:

  1. Describe Sujūdus-Sahwi
  2. Explain the application of Sujūdus-Sahwi to the omission of the first sitting in Maghrib prayer.



The question was on the description of Sujūdus-Sahwi and explanation of it is observed in Islam can be seen to be more tasking on the candidates. Answer to this question demand its practical explanation to which most of the candidates lacked. Those who attempted this question performed poorly. The question requested the candidates to give the following description, thus:


i. Sujūdus-Sahwi means prostration of forgetfulness to correct an error committed in the cause of Ṣalāt.

ii.Sujūdus-Sahwi consist of two prostrations.

iii. It is performed like any prostrations in prayer.

iv. Sujūdus-Sahwi comes either as Qablī or Ba‘dī.

v. Qablī means two prostrations before Taslīm.

vi. It is observed to correct an error of omission during Ṣalāt.

vii. Omission and addition of an error in Ṣalāt attracts Qablī.

viii. Rembrance of Qablī later invalidates the whole Ṣalāt.

ix. Ba‘di means two prostrations after Taslīm.

x. Ba‘di extends beyond the perfomed Ṣalāt.

xi. It is observed to correct errors of addition committed in the cause of Ṣalāt.

xii. Doubtfulness of the number of Rakcah during Ṣalāt attracts Ba’di.


i. To correct the omission of the first sitting in Maghrib prayer, Qablī will be observed.

ii. The ’Imām or the individual will say the Tashahhud after the second sitting.

iii. He will then bring two prostrations of Qablī.

iv. He will then sit to bring another Tashahhud.

v. After that, he will terminate the prayer with Taslīm.

vi. A late comer to the Ṣalāt performs Qablī with the Imām.