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Tarawih behind someone performing Witr

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I reside in the Middle East where our local Masjids perform eight rakʿat Tarāwīḥ followed by three rakʿat Witr Ṣalāh which is split with a salām. Until now, I have been performing eight rakʿat with them and then I perform my own twelve rakʿat at home followed by three rakʿat Witr Ṣalāh. However, recently some… read more »

Reciting Bismillah loudly once in Tarawih

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It is customary for the Imams to recite Bismillāh loudly once during the Ṭarāwīḥ Ṣalāh just before reciting Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ. Is this Sunnah? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer According to the ḥanafī school of thought, Bismillāh should be recited quietly before each Sūrah. The reason why Bismillah is not recited loudly before each Sūrah is… read more »

Concern to change one’s life

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Q: 1. I used to make sincere tawba but now a days I cannot make tawba because I do it repeatedly.. Such as I touch Ayah during hayez unintentionally but there is no other choice as I read islamic books and ayah is always there even in siratun nabi.. Should I stop reading books? 2…. read more »

Answers to Shias

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Q: Recently I met up with a friend and started having the discussion about Islam. My friend identifies as a Shi’a and myself as a Sunni. During this discussion there has been some questions that have been bothering me. (Note: We weren’t yelling or arguing with each other, we were discussing our viewpoints on certain… read more »

Aslamualikum: we some of my friends decided to pray TRAWEE in one of my friend’s home but we did not get hafiz. can I pray with seeing the Quran?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 1745/D=252/K=1430)   According to Hanafi Fiqh, the salah turns invalid if the Quran was recited by seeing; therefore you should not perform tarawih by seeing in the Quran, you should perform it with small chapters like Surah al-Fil etc which you remember by heart. Allah knows Best! Darul Ifta,Darul Uloom… read more »

Assalamualaikum mufti sab,agar imam masjid taraveeh 8 rakat padhate hai to hum hunnafiyo ko kya karna chahiye? kya 8 rakat ke bad infiradi taur per bakya 12 rakat padh sakte hai? Aur vitr ki namaz us imam ke sath padh sakte hai? jo ke kareeb me koyi hannafi imam ki masjid nahi hai.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 1656D/217K=1430)   Yes, they should perform the remaining rak?ah of tarawih individually. (2) They can perform if the imam does not turn to salam at two rak?ah, but if he performs salam at two rak?ah, then you should perform your witr also individually after remaining tarawih. Allah knows Best! Darul… read more »

I asking about the taravih of Ramadan. in u.k. ramadan start from 12/09/07. but i m worry about i should lose some taravih in this great month. because job time problem. so if i lose any taravih in masjid. so can i observe a taravih at home?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 1637/1275=H)   Try your level best to perform every salah and tarawih timely with jamat. However, if you fail to perform then pray at home before dawn (subh-e-sadiq) as soon as possible. Allah knows Best! Darul Ifta,Darul Uloom Deoband Original Source Link

Women Taraweeh Prayer

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Please let us know whether: Without a valid Shariah reason, which way is better for women, to pray taravih at home or in congregation in mosque? Some mosques here in Karachi provide for a separate location for women to offer taravih prayer in congregation. Can women gather there so that they can listen to the… read more »