Q. I don’t know many Surahs as I am still learning. Was wondering for taraweeh prayers can I repeatedly say the same ones? Praise be to Allah There is nothing wrong with repeating the same Surah in Taraweeh prayer, or in any other prayer. A person may recite a Surah in the first rak’ah and… Continue reading Can the Same Surah be Repeated in Prayer?
Q. Is taraweeh prayer required for women? Which is better for women, to perform taraweeh at home or in a mosque? Praise be to Allah Taraweeh prayer is not obligatory for women, and it is still better for them to perform the Night Prayer at home, because the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Do not… Continue reading Ruling on Salaat ul Taraweeh for Women
Q. What are the procedures for praying Taraweeh at home? Is it required for a woman to have memorized the Book of Allah in order to pray Taraweeh on her own? Or is it sufficient for her to recite that which she has memorized? Praise be to Allah Firstly: It is better for a woman… Continue reading How can a Woman Pray Taraweeh in her House?
Q. Is it permissible for the Imam to read from the Qur'an during Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan? Are prayers not accepted if the Imam reads from Qur'an during Taraweeh prayers? Praise be to Allah There is nothing wrong with reading from the Mus-haf during night prayers in Ramadaan, because this will make the members of… Continue reading Ruling on Reading from the Mus-haf during Prayer
Salaat al-Taraweeh is classified as part of qiyaam al-layl; they are not two different prayers, as many people think. Qiyaam al-layl during Ramadan is called Taraweeh because the salaf or early generations of Islam (may Allaah have mercy on them) used to rest (istaraahu) after every two or four rak’ahs, because they made their prayers long… Continue reading Is there a Difference between Qiyaam and Taraweeh?
The Timing of Qiyaam The time for praying qiyaam is from after ‘Isha until Fajr, because the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Allah has added one more prayer for you, which is witr, so pray it between Salaat al-‘Isha’ and Salaat al-Fajr.” Praying at the end of the night is better, for those who… Continue reading The Virtues of Qiyaam during Ramadan [Part 2]
Abu Huraira radhiAllahu ‘anhu said, “The Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to encourage us to pray at night in Ramadan, without making it obligatory. Then he said, ‘Whoever prays at night in Ramadan out of faith and the hope of reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.’ When the Messenger of… Continue reading The Virtues of Qiyaam during Ramadan [Part 1]