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Mistakes in Salaah: Impact on Imam’s Recitation

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Q: What is the condition of the salaah if the imam makes the following mistakes

1. In takbeer the kaaf is read with a kasra

2. In fatiha, the laam of Alhamdu is read with a fatha

3. In Tasmee the meem of samia is pulled a little

4. In the last Ayah of surah nasr, the word rabb is omitted thus reading: bihamdika


A: We suggest that you correct the imaam regarding the takbeer and tasmee. Leaving out the word “rabb” is a major mistake for which the namaaz must be repeated.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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