If One Doubted Saying Takbir in Eid Prayer Will it Be Valid?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If one prays Eid prayer while doubting its validity because she, while saying takbir, also by accident said ‘Subhanallah’ and so thought it was likely invalid but didn’t stop as she was among others, is this considered mocking and has she committed an act of disbelief? What if someone laughs at the way a person wishes Eid Mubarak because the other person said it, sounding very nervous


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

Your Eid prayer is not invalid. Subhan Allah is a remembrance related to the prayer. Thus, it will be valid.  Neither is it disbelief (kufr) if you continue to say so.

[‘Ala al-Din ‘Abidin, Al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

Also, laughing at a person in this manner is not an act of sin or disbelief, as it can happen that one can react laughingly at someone unintentionally due to the above reason. One can seek forgiveness and astaghfirullah.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.