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Does Mistakes During Recitation Invalidate My Prayers?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question: I was on my way home from work during `Asr time. I got home after Maghrib so I prayed and made up `Asr with it. Then I realized I’ve been mispronouncing a letter in the Fatiha. Do I have to make up the `Asr and Maghrib prayers again? And the whole day’s prayers, too?

Answer: Assalamu alaykum, Sister,

The answer to your question is found in the link below. The short answer is that you don’t need to make up the prayers. Try to practice your tajweed when you are outside of the prayer. The more you practice, the better it will get, by the grace of Allah.

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “One who is skilled in the Qur’an is associated with the noble, upright recording angels, and he who falters when he recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult for him will have a double reward. [Abu Dawud]

Does a Mistake in the Recitation of the Fatiha Invalidate My Prayer?

May Allah enable us all to recite the Qur`an as the Prophet did, may Allah bless him and give him peace.

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterwards, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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