I performed Salah (prayer) and intentionally ignored the first Tashahhud (testification recited in the sitting position in the second unit of Prayer). I did not perform Sujud-ul-Sahw (Prostration of Forgetfulness). I asked Allah (Exalted be He) to forgive me after I had finished my Salah. Is my Salah valid?
A: Your Salah is not valid as you have intentionally ignored an obligatory act; the first Tashahhud. This is according to the soundest opinion of scholars.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.