Regarding validity of salah due to mistake in recitation of surah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
During salah in the fourth ayath of Surah Kafirun I used to read ‘wala anaa’ instead of ‘walaa ana’. Recently only I came to know that the alif in ‘ana’ is not pronounced. Would this mistake change the meaning and is my salah valid. Do I need to repeat my salah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 09/33/B=03/1440)


It is written as ‘anaa’ but it is read as ‘ana’. There is no difference in meaning. All your salahs which you offered with ‘anaa’ are valid without any doubt; there is no need to repeat them.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.