Women’s tarawih at home

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Can women pray taraweeh at home on their own even if they are not a hafizah? If yes how do they pray? i.e. what surah’s should be read and how many rakat?

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For a woman, praying in the depths of her house has more reward than praying in the mosque. Some scholars mention that women attain the same reward praying at home as men get for praying in congregation. So yes definitely one can pray tarawih at home even when one is not a hafizah.

According to the majority of the fuqaha, tarawih prayer is a confirmed sunna with 20 rakahs. These acts of worship are just the means for us to draw closer to Allah Most High. The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, Anyone who stands in prayers during its nights with purity of belief and expectation of a reward, will have his previous sins forgiven.” Also as other hadiths tells us, the rewards for good deeds and acts of worship are multiplied manifold during Ramadan.

Tarawih is prayed in sets of 2 rakahs. Any Quranic recitation one knows by heart or usually recites in obligatory and other supererogatory prayers can be recited in tarawih prayers as well though keeping a sequence in recitation is recommended.

The word Tarawih means the act of taking rest. After every 4 rakahs, it is recommended (mustahhab) to rest and do dhikr. Some scholars mention the duration of the rest to the extent of praying 4 rakahs while others say it can be shortened.

The time for Tarawih is from after isha prayer to just around suhur time.

– Umm Kaleem.

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