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Can’t concentrate in intention due to other congregants

Fatwaa ID: 1503

Question:
Whenever I pray Jamat I feel annoyed or disturbed when I’m making an intention but the person is reciting out loud which I don’t hate nor dislike but can’t concentrate on making my intention.
i read on another fatwa website that showing disdain towards any fundamentals towards the religion is disbelief, so was my action disbelief but even though I didn’t know, I had this gutted feeling inside of me but now I’m a bit nervous, please help. i asked some student of knowledge and he said it isn’t unless you hate the thing itself but if it’s natural discomfort it’s fine. but I’m still fearing this, please help.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is not clear what you mean by annoyed or disturbed when making an intention. The niyyah should not be verbalized. It is an action of the mind/heart. The recitations however must be verbalized such that one can hear himself. Nevertheless, in the enquired situation, your action did not constitute kufr. Your imaan is intact.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

12/28/1444 AH – 07/16/2023 CE | 348

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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