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  • Offering Salah Without Correct Pronounciation

    Posted by Muhammad Sami ud-Din on December 2, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Asselamu aleykum,

    Being non-Arabs, we mainly do not pronounce the surahs and other parts of namaz, correctly. Even, if we are able to (as Urdu contains all the pronunciations). But, because of not being able to speak Arabic, we don’t pronounce obligated and sunnah parts of namaz, in a correct way. (such as, subhana rabi al a’la as subhana rabi alaala) So, Is our Salah valid in this case?

    Please clarify, Thanks.

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Offering Salah Without Correct Pronounciation

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar December 3, 2023 at 12:02 am

    It is not obligatory to pronounce the words the way Arabs pronounce. It is natural that second language cannot be spoken or pronounced its words in a native style.

  • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

    Member December 3, 2023 at 5:27 am

    Ok, Thanks sir. But, Is there any reliable source from Qur’an and Sunnah, to support the opinion?

    Such as, if we pronounce “سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى” as “سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَلَى”, then isn’t it wrong?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar December 4, 2023 at 12:07 am

    It is the other way around, a source is required to know if it is objectionable.

    We have the precedent of the companions of the prophet, they conquered other lands and taught them prayer and Quran but did not emphasis the Arabic accent and pronunciation. if they had done that we would have reports to this effect.

  • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

    Member December 4, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Alright sir. But, some people are that much unaware of these pronunciations that, if somewhere is ‘ض’, they pronounce it as ‘ز’, similarly if there is ‘ص’ somewhere, then they pronounce it as ‘س’. Is their Salah valid in this case as well? Sometimes these type of changes can even change the meaning in Salah.

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar December 5, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    yes, their salah is valid. There is no obligation reported to make people pronounce the words in an Arabic style and accent.

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