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If the Imam makes a Mistake in His Recitation
Question:

If the Imam makes a mistake in his recitation during the audible prayers, such as omitting a Verse or part of a Verse, or altering the words of a Verse by mistake... should he be corrected by the worshipper who is being led by him?
Answer:

If the Imam makes a mistake in his recitation, by omitting a Verse or by some grammatical error therein, it is prescribed for those behind him to correct him. If the mistake is in Surah Al-Fatihah, he must be corrected, because its recitation is a pillar of the prayer; unless the mistake does not change the meaning of the Verse, in which case, it is not obligatory to correct him, such as would be the case if he recited: Ar-Rahmana or Ar-Rahima or the like.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 2 Page 420
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