Skipping An Aayat In Salaah

Question

Whilst reading fardh salah if I forget one ayaat during recitation, am I allowed to skip the ayaat to commence the next ayaat? 

Answer

If, whilst leading Fardh Salaah, a person happens to forget an Aayat and if he has already recited a sufficient amount that will be appropriate for him to go into Ruku (i.e. one long Aayat or three short Aayaat), then it will be preferable that he goes into Ruku. If he wishes to continue by skipping the forgotten Aayat and commencing the next Aayat then there is no problem in this as long as he makes a complete stop between the two Aayaat. If he does not make a complete stop between the two Aayaat but does not incorrectly alter the meaning then the Salaah will not break. However, if he does incorrectly alter the meaning then this will cause the Salaah to break.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(يجب) وظاهر الآية أنه فرض نهر ج ٦ ٥ (ومنها ذكر آية مكان آية) لو ذكر آية مكان آية إن وقف وقفا تاما ثم ابتدأ بآية أخرى أو ببعض آية لا تفسد كما لو قرأ والعصر إن الإنسان ثم قال إن الأبرار لفي نعيم، أو قرأ والتين إلى قوله وهذا البلد الأمين ووقف ثم قرأ لقد خلقنا الإنسان في كبد أو قرأ إن الذين آمنوا وعملوا الصالحات ووقف ثم قال أولنك هم شر البرية لا تفسد. 
الفتاوى الهندية ج:١ ص: ٨٠ دار احياء التراث العربي 
فتاوى محمودية ج: ١١ ص: ٢١٣ مكتبة محمودية 

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