The Office of the Supreme Leader

Praying in a Language Other than Arabic

Q.| When performing a canonic prayer (ṣalāt), can we ask Allah for something in English or a language other than Arabic?
A.| It is permissible to ask Him for something in a language other than Arabic in the course of performing a canonic prayer; yet, the specific formulas and invocations that we are required to say as part of a canonic prayer must be uttered in Arabic
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