Is it permissible for a new Muslim to recite Surah Al-Fatihah and some Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) instead of the obligatory Tasbihs (glorifications of Allah) and Du`a' (supplications) that are obligatory in Salah (Prayer)
or is there anything else that can be said instead, because this is difficult at the beginning?
A new Muslim should recite the Qur'an and Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) in the correct places during Salah as soon as they can, as Allah says:
Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope.
However, they should not recite Surah Al-Fatihah while in Ruku` (bowing) or Sujud (prostration) instead of Tasbih.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.