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Ruling 1215

If a person doubts about the number of rakʿahs he has performed in ṣalāt al‐iḥtiyāṭ, 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. However, if the greater of the two numbers would not invalidate the prayer, he must assume the greater number is correct. For example, if while performing two rakʿahs of ṣalāt al‐iḥtiyāṭ he doubts whether he has performed two or three rakʿahs, as the greater of the two numbers would invalidate the prayer, he must assume that he has performed two rakʿahs; but if he doubts whether he has performed one or two rakʿahs, then as the greater number would not invalidate the prayer, he must assume that he has performed two rakʿahs.