Fatwa: # 15704
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: South Africa
Date: 2nd October 2007

Title

I have a unconsciuos habit of clicking my tongue when I make a mistake when making a mistake while reading taraweeh. I correct my mistake or am corrected by one of the hafiz behind me. Because of the mistake on my part regarding the sound of my tongue , is the namaaz broken. Therefore do I have to perform the two rakaats over ?

Question

I have a unconsciuos habit of clicking my tongue when I make a mistake when making a mistake while reading taraweeh. I correct my mistake or am corrected by one of the hafiz behind me. Because of the mistake on my part regarding the sound of my tongue , is the namaaz broken. Therefore do I have to perform the two rakaats over ?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

In principle, Salaah does not break by the mere utterance of a sound unless it comprises of two letters or a single letter that gives a definite meaning. Therefore, the mere clicking of the tongue will not nullify the Salaah. (Raddul-Muhtaar vol.4 pg.416)

 

رد المحتار - (ج 4 / ص 416)

بَابُ مَا يُفْسِدُ الصَّلَاةَ وَمَا يُكْرَهُ فِيهَا عَقَّبَ الْعَارِضَ الِاضْطِرَارِيَّ بِالِاخْتِيَارِيِّ ( يُفْسِدُهَا التَّكَلُّمُ ) هُوَ النُّطْقُ بِحَرْفَيْنِ أَوْ حَرْفٌ مُفْهِمٌ : كع وَقِ أَمْرًا وَلَوْ اسْتَعْطَفَ كَلْبًا أَوْ هِرَّةً أَوْ سَاقَ حِمَارًا لَا تَفْسُدُ لِأَنَّهُ صَوْتٌ لَا هِجَاءَ لَهُ

رد المحتار - (ج 4 / ص 417)

وَيَنْبَغِي أَنْ يُقَالَ إنَّ أَدْنَاهُ حَرْفَانِ أَوْ حَرْفٌ مُفْهِمٌ كَ عِ أَمْرًا ، وَكَذَا قِ ، فَإِنَّ فَسَادَ الصَّلَاةِ بِهِمَا ظَاهِرٌ ا هـ .

أَقُولُ : وَقَدْ يُقَالُ : إنَّ نَحْوَ عِ ، وَقِ أَمْرٌ مُنْتَظِمٌ مِنْ حُرُوفٍ تَقْدِيرًا غَيْرَ أَنَّهَا حُذِفَتْ لِأَسْبَابٍ صِنَاعِيَّةٍ ، فَهُوَ دَاخِلٌ فِي تَعْرِيفِ الْكَلَامِ الْمَذْكُورِ بَلْ هُوَ كَلَامٌ نَحْوِيٌّ ، وَلَعَلَّ الشَّارِحَ جَزَمَ بِهِ لِذَلِكَ ؛ وَلَمْ يُنَبِّهْ عَلَى أَنَّهُ بَحْثٌ لِصَاحِبِ الْبَحْرِ فَتَدَبَّرْ .

وَقَدْ ظَهَرَ مِنْ هَذَا أَنَّ الْحَرْفَ الْوَاحِدَ الْمُهْمَلَ لَا يُسَمَّى كَلَامًا ، فَلَا يَدْخُلُ فِي قَوْلِ الْهِنْدِيَّةِ وَالزَّيْلَعِيِّ أَنَّ الْكَلَامَ مُفْسِدٌ قَلِيلًا كَانَ أَوْ كَثِيرًا ، كَمَا لَا يَخْفَى فَافْهَمْ

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Moosa Salie

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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