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Praying salah without knowing the translation

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If a non-Arab does pray his salaat but don’t know the meanings of anything what he says in each part of the salaat (thus he merely recites what he has memorized without knowing the meanings), is his salaat valid ?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.



A person’s salah will be valid even though he may not know the meaning. As knowing the meaning of what you recite is not a condition of Salah being valid.


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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