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11588: Ruling on making du’aa’ in English

Can I recite duaa's in English?.

Published Date: 2000-11-30

Praise be to Allaah. 

Making du’aa’ in English or in any other language is permissible outside of salaah (prayer). But it is not permissible to say any part of the salaah in any language other than Arabic, according to the majority of scholars. 

But if the Muslim can stick to Arabic in all cases, especially in acts of worship – and du’aa’ is an act of worship – that is preferable and is better. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr
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