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Personal Changes to Prayers in the Qur’an and Hadith

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Question: Is it possible to shorten or change prayers (du’a) that come in the Qur’an and Hadith?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Yes, it is perfectly fine to do that. One is not changing the Qur’an or the Hadith. One is merely saying a prayer (du’a) that is like one that comes in the Qur’an or the Hadith.

It is also important to note that prayer (du’a) is generally recommended, and one does not have to limit oneself to the prayers that come in the Qur’an and Hadith.

Please also see:
https://seekersguidance.org/articles/belief/dua-in-my-own-language/
https://seekersguidance.org/courses/evaluating-innovations-debunking-ten-bidah-myths/
https://seekersguidance.org/courses/supplication-is-the-essence-of-worship-the-reality-and-proper-manners-of-asking-allah-dua/

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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