Mistakes in Tajwid

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

I have heard that in surah al fatiha ” اَلۡحَمۡدُ ” has to be pronounced from the throat. I have pronounced all my previous prayers without pronouncing it from my throat. Dose all my previous prayers are invalid?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

No, this does not invalidate your prayer.

It is always best to try and pronounce the words of the Qur’an correctly according to the rules of proper tajwid. However, mistakes in tajwid do not invalidate the prayer.

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas  graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman where he spent five years studying Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and continues his traditional studies with scholars in the United Kingdom.

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