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 […]

Do Pronunciation Errors Invalidate Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaam alaikum. I repeat my recitation during prayer to ensure I am pronouncing the surah correctly. This practice causes me to pray extremely long and exhausting prayers that give me little tranquility and happiness in my heart. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Unintentional pronunciation errors aren’t going to […]

Should I Repeat All My Prayers Because of Mistakes in the Fatiha?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salaamu alaykum, If someone has been reading a letter of the Fatiha incorrectly for some time but is not sure how long does he need to repeat all his past prayers? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, […]

Mistakes in Recitation During my Prayers: How not to Loose Hope of Them Being Accepted?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalaamu alaikum I know the rules of Tajwid but I always make mistakes in my recitation during prayer because it is difficult for me to remember those rules. I cry a lot because of that because my prayers will never be accepted. What should I do? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Using a Mushaf With Color Coded Tajwid Rules

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is there a particular preference for the Uthmani script when beginners (especially children) recite the qur’an? Should beginners (especially children) recite qur’an from the tajweed they remember (by memory) or should they use a qur’an that gives them hints or clues of the tajweed rules applied? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Is It Required That the Imam Know More Qur’an Than the Followers?

Answered by Sidi Waliyullah Amin Question: I share my house with two other Muslim roommates. We often pray Salaah in congregation whenever we are at home. I learned Tajweed and memorized sections of the Quran under a scholar. My roommates often lead the Salaah and I realized I know more of the Quran and have […]

Do Grammatical and Pronunciation Mistakes While Reciting the Qur’an Invalidate Your Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: What is the fiqh of basic quranic recitation? I remember reading an answer many years ago that in this day and age due to general ignorance, this is excused for the general masses. For example my basic recitation like others in the west is poor, i find it difficult […]

A Clarification Regarding the Pronunciation of the Letters “Taa” and “Kaaf” With Tajweed

Answered by Shaykh Hatim Youssef Question: Salaams,   I have a question in tajweed and I hope that you can help me. Please can you clarify whether the letters ‘taa’ and ‘kaaf’ are said with hams only when saakin or also when vowelled. I have found different answers on the internet and from different teachers. […]

The Sunna Method of Reciting the Qur’an and the Legal Status of Reciting With Tajwid

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: I am just curious if the tajweed rules besides proper pronunciation such as Ghunna, Qalqala, Ikhfa etc. is wajib to follow when reciting the Qur’aan? Jazakmuallah Khair Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits insha’Allah. The Ruling […]