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New Muslims Who May Not Be Able to Pronounce Arabic in Prayer 

[Q]: If a person is not able to speak Arabic or pronounce its words, what should he do when praying ṣalāh?1 [A]: We have a judicial principle concerning which Allāh says: لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا “Allāh burdens not a person beyond his scope.” (Al-Baqarah, 2: 286) The Most High also said: فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ “So keep your duty to Allāh and fear Him as much as you can.” (Al-Taghābun, 64:16) And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “If I command you with an act, then perform it to the best of your abilities”.2 In consideration of these evidences, this person...

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