Nafil Salaah in jamaat

Q: Qiyaam-ul-layl: I am a Hanafi  living in an area where, unfortunately, many do not follow a set mazhab. One of the brothers requested that ‘Qiyaam-ul-layl’ be performed in jamaat during Ramadaan. From his description, I understand this to be tahajjud salaah (as we have already
arranged for Taraweeh salaah). Is it permissible to perform any nafl salaah in jamaat?


A: According to the Hanfi mazhab, it is impermissible to perform nafil Salaah in jamaat with more than four people (including the Imaam).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)