Q: My local imam makes some mistakes sometimes in salah, and I need to know whether these mistakes invalidate the prayer:
Mistake 1. The imam sometimes says hamza/alif instead of saying ein, does this invalidate the prayer?
Mistake 2. For the name of Allah, Al-Quddus in the Quran, the imam changes the seen into a saad, does this invalidate the prayer?
A: The mentioned mistakes are not of a very serious nature that changes the meaning , hence the salaat will be correct.
And Allah Knows Best
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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