I wish to know is it alright to read from the Quran while holding it in hands and lead the Taraweh salah?..What is the ruling about the people who stand behind the imam and hold the Quran in their hands, like in the Haramin and Sharifain? Is it allowed?

I wish to know is it alright to read from the Quran while holding it in hands and lead the Taraweh salah?

What should the people do about such imam if this method is wrong?

What is the ruling about the people who stand behind the imam and hold the Quran in their hands, like in the Haramin and Sharifain? Is it allowed?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

According to the Hanafi Madhab, holding the Quran and reciting from it is not allowed and such a salah would not be correct.

If the Imam is a Hanafi, he should be advised to refrain from this practice.

If he follows another madhab, then he would be allowed to do so, as other madhahib do grant permission for this.

As a Hanafi, one should perform salah in a Masjid behind an Imam who does not perform salah in such a manner.

As for the followers, the same applies to them. If their madhahib allow it, then they may do so.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Husain Kadodia

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah

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