Q. Is it proper for a woman to sit in the masjid and read Quraan while Taraweeh salaah is going on and not pray the Salaah?
A. No, it is not proper for a woman to sit in the masjid and recite Quran while not praying the Taraweeh Salaah which is taking place. The ruling for performing Taraweeh Salaah is the same for men and women, that is, it is an emphasized Sunnah for them, which must not be left out. Seeing that the woman has already presented herself in the masjid and the Taraweeh Salaah is taking place in congregation, then it will not be proper for the woman to ignore the Taraweeh Salaah in congregation for the sake of her personal Ibadah.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan