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To make a mistake in recitation

Q: If someone makes some mistake — due to his negligence or accent — in the recitation of the Fātiḥah and the other chapter, or in the pronunciation of the vowels, for example, ‘yūlid’ instead of ‘yūlad,’ what will be the rule of such a prayer?

A: If he makes this mistake intentionally, his prayer is void and if he is a blameworthy ignorant person (who can learn it), his prayer is, by obligatory caution, void; otherwise, it is correct. Of course, if one had read his previous prayers like that believing that they were correct, doing their qaḍā’ is not obligatory.


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