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I'm 15 years old and was born into Islam. I know about 3-4 short surahs, but I dont speak arabic, and whenever I say the surahs I always pronounce it wrong and I have no idea what I'm saying. So my question is, is it ok for me to do the whole Salah in English until I learn the arabic correctly? And for Wudu, whenever I do my mouth sometimes the water goes down my neck by mistakem will my fast still be valid since I didnt mean it?

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

No. Prayer (Salah) has to be done in Arabic (by every Muslim - born or revert). It can not be done in English. So recite what you know and further study & perfect your Arabic recitation (you get double reward for your struggle, according to ahadith). But it is acceptable to learn the general meaning in English, which would help and add to your understanding and overall experience.

As for your second question - Yes. Your fast is still valid if you swallowed water accidentally i.e unintentionally during wudu.

answered 6236 iLove01's gravatar image

Assalamualaikum. if youre wondering why your points are going up, its because Im voting some of your answers. Sister you seem to have knowledge on fiqh so it may be beneficial to have you as a Moderator. Are you a student of the IOU/Madinah Uni etc or just a casual researcher on Islam?

(Jun 29 at 00:48) UmarAbdullah ♦ UmarAbdullah's gravatar image

وعليكم السلام و رحمة الله وبركاته -- No, I am not a student at any Islamic uni (but I do learn from scholarly work). I research Islam on my own. I have limited knowledge, but am in the process of gaining more. Alhamdulillah. Anyway - thanks for voting them up. JazakhAllah Khair.

(Jun 29 at 15:33) iLove01 iLove01's gravatar image
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