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Should One Do the Prostration of Forgetfulness Due to Pronunciation Errors?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salaamu alaykum,

In Salah,is the prostration of forgetfulness required if one repeats verses due to pronunciation errors? (Hanafi School)

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

You should not be repeating verses due to pronunciation errors. For the most part, such non-deliberate errors are completely excused. Further, even reciting with correct tajwid is not a requirement in the Hanafi school. Focus on your recitation outside of the prayer, and recite verses once within it.

Please see: Do Grammatical and Pronunciation Mistakes While Reciting the Quran Invalidate Your Prayer? and: Should I Repeat my Quran and Dua Recitations Due to Errors in Pronunciation?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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