Doubts with regards to qiraat

Q: I suffer from OCD and during namaz I forget if I have read somthing, so I will start the namaaz over again or I will repeat what I think I forgot. Also sometimes I think I said somthing wrong and I will repeat that part until I think I said it right. It is so stressful for me to read namaz and doing this takes so much time. A simple asr namaaz that takes anyone else 5 maybe 10 minutes takes me around 20-30 minutes to read. This takes up so much time during the day I can never finish anything else. I need to know if I think I have forgotten somthing or said somthing incorrect what should I do because it is obviously not normal to take so long to pray even the simplest of namaz. I just can never tell what really happend and what is my doubts.


A: Do not pay attention to these stray thoughts. When you perform your Salaah and you are not sure whether you recited something correctly or not, then do not pay attention to the doubt. Do not go back, instead just continue with your Salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)