Unintentional mistakes in supplication are pardoned
Fatwa No: 204706

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


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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