I was praying Isha and I suddenly forgot how many rakat I prayed but I think I was on the 4th. I genuinely am not sure though. Since I wasn't sure, I did sajda sahw at the end before taslim. Was this correct?

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I have searched many places, where I found the answer that if you forget how many rakats you have done in your prayer, then count the least number that you are certain of then, do your sajda sahw. So in this case, I hope that you are correct.

Here are some of the references about your question:

  1. What to do if i forget how many rakat is prayed ? Answered by Dr Zakir Naik
  2. Doubtful if I prayed 3 or 4 rakahs. Finished 3, made salam & prayed 1 more rakah, is it valid? Assim Al Hakeem
  3. What to do when one forgets the number of rakats prayed?

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