Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 33312
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Mar 10,2018

Title: Dua in English


In my local masjid,they are praying Witr as  two plus one. In last  Rakaat Imam recite  the dooa in Arabic and English. My question is can Imam  make  dooa in English  too while in last Rakkat of Witr Wajeeb??


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Dear Brother,

It is makruh tahrimi to make Dua whilst in Salah in any language other than Arabic. If one has done so, the Salah will have to be repeated.




And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed 

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai



اس میں تین قول ہیں، حرام ، مکروہ تحریمی، مکروہ تنزیہی، کراہت تحریمیہ کا قول راجح و اوسط، لہذا اس نماز کا اعادہ واجب ہے- احسن الفتاوي 3/432


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