Pronouncing Arabic letters in Salah with the same sound but with different makhraj.

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Answered by: Moulana Tahsin Alam​



I wanted to ask whether pronouncing Arabic letters in Salah with the same sound but different makhraj is valid? For example, pronouncing ن like the English ‘n’ or pronouncing ت like English ‘t’ without using its makhraj of the tip of the tongue



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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




It is compulsory for a person to learn the basic rules of tajwīd such as the different makhārij (pronunciation) of the letters and their qualities, to the best of one’s ability.[1]

In a nutshell one will not be permitted to recite the Arabic letters in the way in which the English letters are recited.


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Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


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[1]AbūʿĀṣim, Qawāʿid al-Tajwīd (Madinah: Maktabah al-Dār, 1410 A.H) pg.42.


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