Al-Albaani Asked: When Does One Perform the Prostrations of Forgetfulness [Sujood as-Sahw], Before or After Salaam?

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Questioner: What is the most correct opinion regarding the prostrations of forgetfulness? [Should they be done] before or after [the salaam]?

Al-Albaani: Both are allowed.

Questioner: And the hadith in which the Prophet ﷺ said, “For each forgetfulness there are two prostrations after giving the salutation?” [Saheeh Abu Dawud, no. 954, Hasan]

Al-Albaani: There are other hadiths which permit the prostration before the salaam, and that is why I said both are allowed.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 338.