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What Sometimes Takes Place Regarding Those Who Seek To Rectify The Imaam When He Makes a Mistake, Omits Or Mixes Up Something In His Recitation of The Qur’aan During Taraweeh - The Salafi Centre of Manchester
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy Sometimes, we find some people who intend nothing but good whilst seeking to rectify the Imaam when he forgets an Ayah or makes a mistake, but they end up -unintentionally- causing a lot of stress for the Imaam. Therefore, what will follow is a brief reminder InShaaAllaah. [A] We do our best to select the best reciters amongst the people of Sunnah: Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah): There is a masjid whose Imaam is a Haafidh of the Qur’aan and he has good understanding in the issues of the prayer, except that there are some defects on his tongue (i.e. in his pronunciation); but he is from a non-Arab country. Is his Imaamship valid alongside the fact that there are those with a clearer tongue than him? Answer: I say: (If) he is not able to pronounce the (letters and sentences) of the clear Arabic language, then he may (read) some of the verses with other than its intended (meaning), such as substituting(ر) with a ( غ ) or a (ح) with a (ه )- saying: (الرهمن), which is similar to what some non-Arabs do; saying: الهمد لله and substituting the (ح) with a (ه); [(saying) الهمد لله رب العالمين instead of الحمد لله رب العالمين] or substituting (ر ) with a ( غ) and what is similar to it; then it is not permissible to pray behind such a person, rather he should learn because the meaning of (what he recites) is the opposite. And if …