In the part where we do the tashahhud and raise the right hand index finger, which saying is correct (A) or (B)? :

(A) Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan rasooluh Allah

(B) Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasooluh

I always said it as (A) since I was young and I still do. But on the internet people say it as (B). Have I been saying it wrong? Does that mean all my prayers have been invalid?

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    Why should there be a right or wrong when both are similar in the meaning.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jan 26, 2020 at 20:09

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B is right. I study it in prayer book (Nemaz).Allah for give sins it is a mistake. Don't worry and Do it right now . Allaho Ghafoor o Raheem.

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    – Medi1Saif
    Jan 26, 2020 at 20:10

Tashahhud: أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاّ الله وَ أَشَهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُه، أَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّد.

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad and his progeny.

Among the obligatory parts of prayer is tashahhud which is recited in the second and last rak‘ahs of prayer. In the tashahhud we testify and bear witness to the Oneness of Allah and the apostleship {risalah} of His Prophet, Hadrat Muhammad (S). Although we have testified again and again to these two facts in the adhan and iqamah, those testimonies were at the time of the approach of the prayer and this testimony is at the end of the prayer.

There is wisdom behind all these repetitions. It is because man is easily subjected to negligence and forgetfulness, easily forgetting the Owner of the blessings. These sentences are like a rope that protects the ship of humanity from the waves of events.

Reference: https://www.al-islam.org/commentary-prayer-professor-muhsin-qaraati/tashahhud-and-salam

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