Q: I heard that when reading Surah Fatihah, you need to make the sound of the “dal” in “wa lad-daaalleen” longer, till 6 seconds. However, it is difficult for me to count how many seconds and often I finish it in 3 second or so. Is my prayer valid even if I do it deliberately because I can’t count seconds when reciting?
A: It is valid as long as it is recited correctly.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)