Women reading Taraweeh in jamaat

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1. I wanted to know if two women are reading Taraweeh together, must the one leading for those rakaats stand a little forward and the one following a little behind, or must they stand in line?

2. If one woman isn’t reading, can she sit with a Qur’aan next to the one who’s reading Taraweeh, and correct her if she makes a mistake ? (The one reading will be reciting in a slightly audible tone, is this permissible as well?)



1. It is makrooh for women to perform namaaz in congregation. They must read individually.

2. She cannot correct.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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