Question: I was praising Allah after praying and I was saying, “Praise Be to Allah, Lord of the Seen and Unseen“. My mouth got dry and I accidentally said “Praise ME“ instead of “Praise Be”. Have I left the fold of Islam?
Alhamdulillah, no, you have not left the fold of Islam. You did not intend to leave Islam, all you had was a slip of the tongue. You can repent if you wish, though repentance is not necessary for something that is not sinful. If you wish, you can make dhikr in order to top it off with a good deed.
Allah, Most High, says, “He knows what is not seen as well as what is seen; He is the Great, the Most Exalted” [Qur`an, 13:9].
May Allah give you the best of both worlds.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.