Reviewing My Hifdh While Praying

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Sometimes while I’m praying I use to review my hifdh (memorization) and I commit mistakes which might change the meaning, other times I omit mistakenly a part of an ayah. What should I do if I do not notice my mistakes till I finish my prayer and check my recitation with the Book? Should I repeat my prayer? May Allah reward you with goodness.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

First try to revise your hifz (memorization) before praying, but if you committed mistakes without noticing this will not affect the validity of your prayers. Only the Fatiha affects the prayer if it was recited in a way which deviates the meaning. It is Sunnah to recite another chapter after Al-Fatiha, but not obligatory.



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