What Can I Do About Anxiety in Prayer and Waswas Regarding My Pronunciation?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question

During prayer, I tend to spend a lot of time correcting my words. Sometimes I end up reading it 5/6 times. Also at the start of an obligatory prayer, I get anxious and don’t think Allah will accept my prayer. What can i do to get rid of this?

Answer

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

Seek refuge from the devil and make a brief supplication before you start the prayer, and then recite everything once, without repeating any words or sentences, and continue to complete your prayer.

Follow this advice, and with time, your misgivings will disappear, insha’Allah.

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And Allah alone knows best.

Wassalam,

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan, and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.