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Doubts in correct recitation

When reciting sometimes, it sounds weird, but like.. let’s say you had a dry throat or something,and when reciting it’s like when you try to say Gha, it comes through your throat but not at the same pitch,Like it could come out “Ghghayn”, although it would sound out loud like “Ghayn”Does this matter? Especially in Al-Faatihah, if this happened, and you continued, is salah valid or not?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Your concern for Salāh and your query with regards to its validity is a sign of your Īmān. Performance of Salāh is a great favour from Allāh. Shaytān, being our enemy, is always in search of ways of preventing us from every kind of ‘Ibādah and obedience to Allāh. He tries to create doubts and uncertainty in our minds regarding matters of ‘Ibādah and faith.

Your doubts regarding the validity of your Salāh and your doubt in the correct recital of Surah Fatihah is merely Waswasa (insinuation) from Shaytān. You should dispel these doubts and continue with your Salāh. You are merely having insinuations, which you should not give any heed to.



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Nabeel Valli

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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