Moving one's lips while reciting duas in salaah

Q: I heard from a shaik that one should move his lips while reciting azkaar in salaah or in general, and he gave the example of "one will not get sin if they think of sinning except they say or act on it. and the shaik said that so similar the good deeds!"

a. Once I read in a hadith that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) never moved his lips in Salatul Asr. (I was not aware of the authenticity of that and I also remember that I read it from Sahih Muslim/Bukhari). 

b. I heard from another shaik that if someone around you recites anything only by moving his lips or some phrase with a sound and some without, then he said that one should warn such a person to stop it or read it clearly and loudly, if not then we have to tell them that "you are a witch person and will reveal it to everyone if you don't, (because it is an act of witches or magicians, the shaik said)" now which is correct and in which situations?

A: The azkaar and duas and recitation in salaah must be with the movement of the lips and audible to oneself. This is not an obligatory requirement out of salaah for azkaar and duas.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)