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Ruling 1151

The following are doubts that invalidate prayers:

  1. A doubt about the number of rakʿahs in obligatory prayers consisting of two rakʿahs, such as ṣubḥ prayers and the prayer of a traveller. However, a doubt about the number of rakʿahs in recommended prayers and in ṣalāt al‐iḥtiyāṭ does not invalidate them;
  2. A doubt about the number of rakʿahs in prayers consisting of three rakʿahs;
  3. A doubt about whether one has performed one rakʿah or more in a prayer consisting of four rakʿahs;

  4. In a prayer consisting of four rakʿahs, before going into the second sajdah, one doubts whether he has performed two rakʿahs or more;
  1. A doubt about whether one has performed two or five rakʿahs, or, two or more than five rakʿahs;
  2. A doubt about whether one has performed three or six rakʿahs, or, three or more than six rakʿahs;
  3. A doubt about the number of rakʿahs when one does not know at all how many rakʿahs he has performed;
  4. A doubt about whether one has performed four or six rakʿahsor, four or more than six rakʿahs, as per the details that will be mentioned later.