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Witr with jamaat in the month of Ramadaan

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Q: Is it mustahab to pray witr in congregation in Ramadan if you are just 2 people praying in an apartment, or is it better to pray individually in this case? (i.e. does the mustahabb refer only to witr-prayer in a larger congregation in a mosque)?


A: It is Sunnah to perform witr with jamaat in the month of Ramadaan, whether in the Musjid or out of the Musjid.

( وصلاته ) أي الوتر ( مع الجماعة في رمضان أفضل من أدائه منفردا آخر الليل في اختيار قاضيخان قال ) قاضيخان رحمه الله ( هو الصحيح ) لأنه لما جازت الجماعة كان أفضل ولأن عمر رضي الله عنه كان يؤمهم في الوتر (مراقي الفلاح 386)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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