Correcting mistake outside of ṣalāh

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can you correct a person’s recitation even if you are not in salah? And could you site your sources please جزاك الله خيرا


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh


In principle, a person who is out of alāh cannot correct the one in alāh. Therefore, if the musallī’ (the one performing alāh) erred in recitation and  is corrected by someone outside of alah, the alāh of the musallī will become invalid if he accepts the correction.[1]


The references may be found in the endnotes.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Akhyar Uddin 

Student, Darul Iftaa 

Buffalo, New York, USA 

Checked and approved by

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



منية المصلي وغنية المبتدي – (1 / 226)[1]

وإن فتح غير المصلي على المصلي، فأخذ بفتحه تفسد.

الفتاوى الهندية – ط. دار الفكر (1/ 99)

وإن فتح غير المصلي فأخذ بفتحه تفسد كذا في منية المصلي


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