Ruling On Making Du’aa’ In Languages Other Than Arabic In The Prayer


Can we ask duas, in languages other than arabic in the salat after tashahud and the duas in sunnah. Can we pray other duas from the quran that is not in sunnah?

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (rahimahullaah)  said:

With regard to making du’aa’ in languages other than Arabic outside of prayer, there is nothing wrong with that, especially if that will make the worshiper more focused in his du’aa’.

It is permissible to make du’aa’ in Arabic and in languages other than Arabic. Allaah knows the intention of the supplicant and what he wants, no matter what language he speaks, because He hears all the voices in all different languages, asking for all kinds of needs.

[Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/488-489]

There is nothing wrong with reciting du’aa’s mentioned in the Qur’aan even if there is no report in the Sunnah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited them in his du’aa’. They are all good and contain guidance. Most of the du’aa’s of the Prophets and Messengers that we know are from the Qur’aan. Undoubtedly their du’aa’s are the most eloquent and most profound in meaning.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (rahimahullaah) said:

People should make du’aa’ by reciting the prescribed du’aa’s that are mentioned in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, because these are undoubtedly virtuous and good, and this is the straight path. The scholars of Islam and the imams have mentioned the du’aa’s that are prescribed in Islam, and turned away from the innovated du’aa’s, so we should follow them in that.

[Majmoo’ al-Fataawa’, 1/346, 348]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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One Response to Ruling On Making Du’aa’ In Languages Other Than Arabic In The Prayer

  1. Amir Al Hasan says:

    Masha Allah when I havent then Memorized 1/2 of hisnul Muslim … English was the only option… Walhamudulillaah! Niice Post …. Keep it up. Wasalamu Alaykumlhamudulillaah! Niice Post …. Keep it up. Wasalamu Alaykum

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