Pronouncing the intention for Salah in a language other than Arabic
Q 1: Is it permissible to
make the intention for Salah (Prayer) in a language other than Arabic?
The place of intention is the heart, so it is not required to say it in words, whether in Arabic or any other language. In fact, expressing it in words is Bid‘ah (innovation in religion). As for
the recitation of Qur’an and the prescribed Adhkar (invocations) during Salah (Prayer), it is obligatory for them to be recited in Arabic, and it not valid in any other language. So, those who do not know them in Arabic must learn them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.