Unintentional mistakes in supplication are pardoned
Fatwa No: 204706

  • Fatwa Date:26-4-2013 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 16, 1434
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Question

Salaam, I was supplicating to Allah and was also glorifying him and I said "exalted is he high and above with what they associate with you oh mighty Allah" by this I meant that Allah is the most high, and above all and everything people associate with him and he is one and has no partners and associates. However I think I worded it wrong and it's been on my mind I begged Allah to forgive me if I worded it wrong and Allah knows all and knows what I meant I'm just wondering do you think I worded it wrong or correctlty? Please reply to this and May Allah reward you for you time and help

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

That sentence is incorrect because it is said: "Exalted is He above…" not "Exalted is He with…" as Allaah The Almighty says (what means): {Exalted is He and high above what they say by great sublimity.} [Quran 17:43]

However, as long as you said that mistakenly and meant a correct meaning, then there is no blame on you. Allaah The Almighty (mentioning the supplication of the believers) said (what means): {"Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred.} [Quran 2:286] Thereupon, Allaah The Almighty said: "I did (i.e. I have accepted your supplication).'' [Muslim]

Also, Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allaah has forgiven my Ummah (nation) for mistakes, forgetfulness and that which they are forced to do.” [Ibn Maajah]

Allaah Knows best.

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