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Personal du’aas

Fatwaa ID: 1839

Assalamualikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktu
Imam, are we supposed to make duas, personal duas in our own language (if we dont speak Arabic) before salaam or after salaam? And in sujood can we make duas in our own language and as long as we want?

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

  1. Everything in salaah must be in the Arabic language. This includes the sujood as well the du’aas prior to salaam. If any other languages are used, then the salaah would be invalidated.
  2. In the du’aas before salaam, one should recite those du’aas that are recorded in the Qur’aan and the Ahaadith.
  3. In the sujood of fardh salaahs, one should suffice on the masnoon tasbeehs. As for the sujoods of non-fardh salaahs, he also make du’aas that are recorded in the Qur’aan and the Ahaadith or something similar.
  4. After salaam, one may make du’aa in any language. There is no restriction. Similarly, in sajdahs outside is salaah, one may make du’aa in any language.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

03/29/1445 AH – 10/15/2023 CE | AMG1-3505

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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