if you change a letter during recitation in salaah

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Date: Thursday , June 16, 2011




if you change a letter during recitation in salaah


As salamu alaykum,

I read in a book that if you change a letter during recitation in salaah, the salaah is broken.

Such a reading the letter ت instead of  د such as at the end of Surah al Falaq reading HASET instead of HASED.

But somehow when i recite HASED no matter how much i pay attention to recite it with D i hear a T sound at the end coming out.


Does this still break salaah ? To break salaah does it need to change meaning, if HASED is read as HASET does it change meaning?



Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


In principle there are two types of errors that may occur during Salaah.

A) Lahn Khafi (minor errors)

B) Lahn Jali (major error)

Lahn Khafi is where the error is not of such a nature that original purpose or intended meaning of the Quraan is changed. Therefore Lahn Khafi does not nullify the Salaah.

Lahn Jali is where the meaning has materially changed by the error. Such an error will render the Salaah invalid.

The error mentioned in your email falls under Lahn Khafi. However, since the Makhraj (origination of a letter in the mouth) of Taa and Daa are same, the listener may perceive the Daa as a Taa.


And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah



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