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  • Mistakes and Isbaal in Prayer

    The imam of our mosque in the neighborhood makes obvious mistakes in reciting Surat Al-Fatihah and I tried to correct his mistakes, but sometimes he corrects himself and sometimes he makes the same mistake again. I do not say that my recitation is perfect, but it is better than his recitation. He also hangs his pants down to the ankles, and I tried.. More

  • Pronouncing the Names of Allah in a Language other than Arabic

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum. I currently supplicate by thanking Allaah and saying his names in english, like “You are the Entirely Merciful” as an example, saying Allaahumma salli ‘alaa Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, or something similar, and then asking for what I want. Is this acceptable, and can you give me ways of praising and calling.. More

  • Has Whispers about Pronouncing the Letter ‘ر’

    السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ I was praying fajr and I thought I mispronounced the ر in a takbeer so I repeated it in the next position of salah but I repeated it from the end of the word: So I said ‘bar’ only and not ‘All?hu Akbar’ in order to repeat the raa. I think this.. More

  • Difficulty in Pronouncing Arabic Letters

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum. I have difficulty pronouncing ص, and the other day I was speaking to the imam at the masjid that I frequently go to to pray and we recognized that I might have issues because one of my bottom front teeth sticks outward, and this is near the makhraj I think. If this is truly the case, will I be excused for mistakes with ص? .. More

  • She Does Not Know How to Recite the Quran

    i don't know how to recite the quran but i'm trying to learn and recite it and i pronounce some words wrong sometimes and the confuse the fathah, kasrah, dhammah is that a sin or what is the ruling on that, and if it's wrong how else can I try to learn? .. More

  • Tajweed: Is It Obligatory or only Desirable?

    Assalam! I have read that Tajweed is not mandatory. If this is the case why is there an obligatory madd. Also please inform me on which salahs are better than others. For example: Fard, tahajud , duha , sunnah prayers, etc. Please include as many salahs as possible. Thank you very much. .. More

  • No Prostration of Recitation When Listening to a Recording of the Quran

    I don’t know tajweed, so when I read the Quran, I listen to a recording of someone reciting it in arabic on my phone, and I contemplate the verses. Do I get rewarded for this, and do I have to do sujood when I listen to a verse of prostration with this method? .. More

  • Learning the Rules of Recitation of the Quran

    I want to learn tajweed but there are many rules involved in it. Because I am just starting, is it permissible for me to read the Quran in arabic with one rule applied at first until I feel comfortable with it, and then move on to other rules? Or should I only read it once I learn full tajweed so as not to disrespect it? If I should follow the second.. More

  • She Doubts About Pronouncing Some Letters of Al-Faatihah Incorrectly

    Salaam,I was wondering if I have been reciting Surah Fatiha wrong in my prayers. When I get to the fourth verse and say “Iyya” I am not sure if I’m pronouncing it nasally and accidentally adding an extra letter. I don’t know if I did it on purpose or not either actually because I remember doing it and then thinking maybe it was wrong but I still.. More

  • He Imagines that the Imam Is Not Pronouncing the Word "Iyyaaka" Correctly

    Assalamu alaikum sheikh, sometimes it sounds like the imam is saying iyaaka, without the shaddah or very weak shaddah that i cant distinguish it from iyaaka or iyyaaka, but i dont know if this is wiswas, because I hear him pronounce it properly at other times as well, with the shaddah, but i just carry on behind him as this doubt could be from shaytan,.. More

  • Affected with Whispers about Articulation of Letters Properly in Prayer

    I'm having trouble with salah and waswasa in terms of recitation. I know we have to move our lips when reciting but I can't seem to pray silently in fear of not pronouncing correctly or altering the meaning. How can I overcome this, it's making it difficult to pray in congregation. .. More

  • Ruling on Imitating Others When Reciting the Quran

    Asalam u aliekum warahmattulahi wabarakathu. Is it necessary for a person to follow the words of Quran with his / her finger (if yes, which one?) while reading it ? And also how to beautify the recitation of Quran ? I had try to copy many Reciters (Qaris) but when i opens Mushaf next day or after some time i forget the tune of that particular reciter... More

  • Quran was revealed with full Tajweed

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Was the Quran revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, with the rules of Tajweed(the rules of the recitation of the Quran) already in it? For example: Ikhfaa'a (hiding) or Idghaam (merging) or Ghunna (nasalization), Qalqala, ... There are also specific letters that are elongated throughout.. More

  • Pronouncing word ‘i'tooni’ in verse 46:4

    Assalamu alaykum. Please translate this fatwa of your site in English: what is the name of the ruling when we recite verse 46:4 from Surah Al-Ahqaaf, i.e. saying "ﺍﻳﺘﻮﻧﻲ ﺑﻜﺘﺎﺏ" instead of "ﺍﺋﺘﻮﻧﻲ بكتاب"? Jazakallahu Kahrian .. More

  • Ruling on using tajweed with regular Arabic text

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on making tajweed (rules of the recitation of the Quran)of regular Arabic texts such as hadiths, poetry, or common stories? Is it considered mocking the Quran? Also related to this is that some people call their poetry 'surahs' (chapters) or 'ayat' (verses). So what is the ruling on naming a piece of poetry a surah.. More