Thursday 18 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1442 - 3 December 2020
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Making du’aa’ in prayer in a language other than Arabic

Question

If I don't speak Arabic and I want to make Du'aa while I am in prayers. For example, in Tahajud while the prostration is long Can I make Du'aa in my language until I learn Arabic.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Yes, it is permissible to make du’aa’ in a language other than Arabic, if one does not speak it. But the Muslim has to learn enough Arabic to do the acts of worship properly. And Allaah knows best.

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Source:  Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr