Q. When I am praying I sometimes forget how many rakaah I pray and end up saying extra. I was told that if I am not sure, go with the lesser figure and continue from there. If I just stop and start over, is that permissible?
A. Although it is not necessary for you to stop and start over the salaah, it would be permissible to do so.
Focus on what you are saying in all your postures and Insha Allah, concentration will begin to develop.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan