How To Overcome my Fear To Commit Mistakes of Pronunciation in Prayer?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Salam,

It may take me up to 5 minutes to begin my prayer because of my fear to mispronounce the opening Takbir. What can I do?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Before you begin your prayer, say the ta`awwudh (I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil), make a short supplication to ask Allah to free you of misgivings, and then say “Allahu akbar” and begin the prayer.

See: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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