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Praying Salah Silently Without Moving the Lips

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu


I read a post saying it is necessary that we should be able to hear what we recite in salah or else the salah will not count. Is this true?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


Yes. It is not permissible to recite completely silently without the movement of the tongue and lips.[1]

As a woman, no one else should hear your voice but you should hear your own voice while moving your lips.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Al-Hidaya 126/ 1 Kahraman

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