Q: When I recite Quraan, whether looking inside or not, if I dont know the correct pronunciation of a word or I don’t know what the next word is, I guess what it is and continue in that way. I feel lazy to check the correct word or its pronunciation even though I have a Qur’an near me.
Also, sometimes when I read Qur’an while looking inside, I guess the next ayah or the continuation of same ayah because I feel that I know it or I have heard or read a similar ayah somewhere. I don’t read a word wrong while knowing the correct pronunciation.
Is this the same case as adding or removing a word or letter?
A: Guessing is not right. If you do not know it then guess work is not right. Check what is right and recite accordingly.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)