stuttering problem

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Question

 

 

I’ve had a stuttering problem ever since I was a toddler and I feel like my speech problem has been getting worse as I get older. Are there any duas/anything I can do to help decrease my stuttering and inshAllah give me the ability to speech proficiently and not embarrass myself in front of others?

 

Answer

 

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhwa-barakātuh.


Respected brother/ sister in Islam


When Sayyidina Musa (Alayhissalaam) received the high honour of conversing with Allah Ta’ala and was granted mission of prophethood , then, instead of relying on his own ability , he turned to Allah Ta’ala and sought his help in discharging this great task which Allah Ta’ala had bestowed upon him.

He therefore made dua to Allah Ta’ala to grant him few favours:

قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي (25) وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي (26) وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي (27) يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي(28) وَاجْعَلْ لِي وَزِيرًا مِنْ أَهْلِي

(Chapter 16, suarh taaha, verse 25-29)

Musa( Alayhi salaam) said: My lord, put my heart at peace for me and make my task easy for me. And remove the knot from my tongue, that they may understand my speech.

One of the favours which Musa (Alayhissalaam) sought from Allah Ta’ala was وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِى

يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِى (And remove the knot from my tongue, that they may understand my speech).

This dua that Musa (Alayhisalaam) made to Allah Ta’ala was to remove the knot that Musa (Alayhisalaam) suffered from.

From the life of Musa (Alayhisalaam) we learn that having a stammering problem is not something that we should look down upon or feel embarrassed when talking to others. Musa (Alayhisalaam) had the same problem yet Allah Ta’ala chose him for the service of Deen.

The ulama state that every morning after fajr Salaat one should take a pebble and place it on his her tongue and recite the above mentioned Quraanic aayat 21 times, inshaa Allah a person will be cured from this problem. (Bahisti zewar, vol 9, pg 84, maktaba tul imaan)

 

And Allah Ta’laala Knows Best

Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

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