Swearing in one’s mind in Salaah

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Q: If your swear in your mind in salaah, does it break the salaah?


A: One is required to perform Salaah with complete concentration and devotion. Intentionally thinking of worldly engagements during Salaah is against the spirit of Salaah. Though one’s Salaah will not be invalidated through such thoughts, however the essence and reward of the Salaah will be lost.

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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