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Ruling 1179

If a person doubts about the number of rakʿahs he has performed in a recommended prayer, in the event that the greater of the two numbers he is doubtful about would invalidate the prayer, he must assume the lesser number is correct. For example, in the nāfilah of ṣubḥ, if one doubts whether he has performed two rakʿahs or three rakʿahs, he must assume he has performed two rakʿahs. However, if the greater of the two numbers would not invalidate the prayer – for example, he doubts whether he has performed two rakʿahs or one rakʿah– then his prayer is valid whichever side of the doubt he acts upon.