Pronouncing the intention for the salaah, wudhoo, tawaaf and sa’ee

Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu – Page 635
Kitaab ad-Daw’ah – Volume 1, Page 51

Question: What is the ruling regarding pronouncing the intention for the salaah, the wudhoo, the tawaaf and the sa’ee?

Response: It’s ruling is that it is an innovation because it has not been transmitted from the Prophet ﷺ and nor his Companions, so it is obligatory to leave this. The place of the intention is in the heart so there is absolutely no need to pronounce the intention.

And Allaah is the Expounder of Success.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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