Saying Aameen in one’s heart in Salaah

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Q: As far as I am aware, speaking intentionally or unintentionally will nullify the salaah and it will have to be re-prayed again according to the hanafi maddhab (although, if I am incorrect in my understanding then please correct me jazak Allah khayr). The question I would like to ask is that say for example, if I recite اَللَّهُمَّ رَ‌بَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَ‌ةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ‌ and in my heart I say Aameen but my tongue may move slightly unintentionally, however there is no sound of any letters coming out, can that be classed as speaking in Salaah?


A: This will not nullify your Salaah. Your Salaah is valid.

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, 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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