If a word is recited wrong in salaah

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Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011





If a word is recited wrong in salaah


If a word is recited wrong in salaah to such extend that it will render the salaah invalid and the word is corrected right after the mistake, can he go on with his salaah and will his salaah be valid (sajdah sahw needed in this case?), or was his salaah already broken at the moment when he recited the word wrong to such and extent that i will render salaah invalid ?



Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

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

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


1) If the Qurān is recited incorrect in Salāh to such an extent that it breaks the Salāh, thereafter, it is corrected in the same Rakāt. There is a difference of opinion amongst the Ulama, whether the Salāh will be correct or not.

Hazrath Mufti Mahmood Hasan Ghanghohi Saheb (Rahimahullah) holds the opinion that once a major mistake is made in the Salāh, the Salāh is rendered invalid and will not be corrected by correcting the verse. The Salāh will have to be repeated.

(Fatāwā Mahmoodiyyah, Vol.7, Pg. 118-121, Fārukiyyah)
(Nihāyatul Murād, Pg.589, Bairuti)

Other Ulamā are of the view that once the verse is corrected, it will be as though he had recited the verse correct. Hence, the Salāh will be correct and there will be no need to make Sajdatus Sahw.

(Fatāwā Hindiyyah, Vol.1, Pg.82, Rashidiyyah)[1]
(Fatāwā Rahimiyyah, Vol.5, Pg.91/103, Ishā’at)
(Ahsanul Fatāwā, Vol.3, Pg.80/445, HM Saeed)
(Imdādul Fatāwā, Vol.1, Pg.168, Karāchi)
(Fatāwa Dārul Uloom Deoband, Vol.4, Pg.81, Dārul Ishā’at)

Hazrath Mufti Mahmood Hasan Ghanghohi’s view is more cautious (Ahwat) and the other view is more lenient (Awsa’).


And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah



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[1] ذكر في الفوائد لو قرأ في الصلاة بخطأ فاحش ثم رجع وقرأ صحيحا قال عندي صلاته جائزة وكذلك الإعراب ولو قرأ النصب مكان الرفع والرفع مكان النصب أو الخفض مكان الرفع أو النصب لا تفسد صلاته (الفصل الخامس في زلة القاري)