Can I Skip Difficult Parts of the Fatiha to Avoid to Commit Disbelief?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum

I am having difficulties in reading surah al-fatiha. In particular when reading the word ey-yakah which is necessary to be read correctly as not reading it correctly can lead to kufr. Is it permissible to recite only the first couple of verse before this word?

Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Reciting the entire Fatiha during each cycle (rak`ah) of the prayer is necessary (wajib). You should forget the strange point about “committing kufr,” and focus on doing your best in the prayer, and learning sound recitation outside of it. Allah Most High is Merciful, and this religion is easy; don’t make things difficult for yourself. Ignore misgivings.

Please also see: Should I Repeat My Qur’an and Du’a Recitations Due to Errors in Pronunciation?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

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Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.

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