Invalidation of Prayer by Inaccurate Pronunciation

Ustadh Jamir Meah clarifies the rulings on mistakes in pronunciation during prayer and what one can do to rectify them.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A long time ago I read an answer to a question on a different site which has been causing problems I could not resolve until now. […]

Pronunciation Errors in Prayer

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies questions about pronunciation in prayer. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. For almost a year now I have had a problem regarding the validity of prayers due to errors in pronounciation. I will therefore describe the situation in extensive detail so as to exclude any misunderstanding and to ensure an […]

Should I Repeat Past Prayers in Which I Made Pronunciation Errors?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If one starts praying after a long time and remembers the surahs they have learned for the most part but upon reading the Surahs realizes that they have made some pronunciation errors, are all their previous prayers invalid? Additionally, while reciting the tashahhud if one forgets to […]

Should One Do the Prostration of Forgetfulness Due to Pronunciation Errors?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamu alaykum, In Salah,is the prostration of forgetfulness required if one repeats verses due to pronunciation errors? (Hanafi School) Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, You should not be repeating verses due to pronunciation errors. For the most part, such non-deliberate errors are completely excused. Further, even reciting with correct tajwid […]

Is My Prayer Still Valid If I Fail to Recite the Tashahud Correctly?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is my prayer still valid if I recite the tashahud erroneously in one place, like saying the letter “alif” instead of the letter “ayn”? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, your prayer would be valid as the vast majority of pronunciation errors don’t affect the validity or soundness of […]