Q 4: What is
the ruling on reciting Basmalah (saying, "Bismillah Al-Rahman, Al-Rahim [In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]") during Salah (Prayer)?
Some students say that Imam
prohibits reciting it in Salah.
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There is a difference of opinion among Fuqaha' (Muslim jurists) over whether a person should recite Basmalah in Salah or not. The matter is even disputed among the Malikis (followers of Imam
Malik ibn Anas). The most appropriate view, however, is that it should be recited in a low voice during Jahri Salah (Prayer recited out loud).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.