Category Archives: Taraweeh

solve your issue, come early

Q: As Salaamu Alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh Sheikh,
I’ve been noticing this lately at the Masjid  (women side). If someone who has not performed Salaat-ul ‘Ishaa yet, arrives late at the mosque and finds that the Continue reading

Quran — no better month for it

Q: Salam Alaikum Imam, I am inshallah going to start memorizing some new surahs in the quran. However, i know that there are some surahs that females in particular should memorize if they can, but i am not sure of all of the ones exactly. So i was wondering if you could recomend thsoe surahs for me? Also is Continue reading

Itikalf — May Allah (swt) bless you for thinking ahead

Q: Imaam I intend doing itkikalf this year in my musjid because college would be closed and want clarification. Is the whuzu area in the musjid part of the musjid? Would the same rules of musjid apply in the whuzu area? Can a person in itikalf the type of ittikalf one does in the last 10 days of ramadhan talk in the whuzu area like nonemergency talk? Can one use cell phone in itikikalf in musjid? (text) Continue reading

witr salah, do i just stand or do i read something?

Q: Assalamu alaikum,

Here in our Masjid we do not make Dua Qunoot out loud in witr prayer after taraweeh. What are you required to do or say after the Imaam says Allahu Akbar and everyone folds their hands and stands silently. Do you simply make your own dua in any language? Why is that time period so short? In Haram people raise their hands for dua, here it is folded, why? Jazakallahu khair!

Time: Saturday August 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

Q: Do I say amen loud in dua e qunoot? (text)

Q: Imaam I always read witr salah two rakats and one rakat. I have researched the matter and sense without prejudice shows me that both ways are correct. Also our Imam who is arab acknowledges that both methods are correct. I am still confused because he says both ways are correct but never fixers a dua when I know that the three rakat str8 method has a fixing of a dua. Do I just still  pray my own dua? What do I do? Also what is your opinion  as to the both ways. Any you give preference to? (email)

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Audio: Tafseer 16b Ramadaan

Dawwod (AS) and Sulayman (AS). They had everything that needed to be had, yet they never forgot Allah (SWT), Jinn work/possession is nothing compared to faith in the One and belief in the Books of the One.


Audio: Tafseer 16 Ramadaan

Model model behavior from Yunus (AS), he was in the Belly of a fish and we are in the belly of the glitter and glamor of the world!


sit or stand in taraweeh for the injured

Q: we have a situation. We dont have hufaz (memorizers of the quran) the shiek we have got injured. He cannot stand and perform the taraweeh salah. Is it correct that he cannot sit if the people in the back are standing? Continue reading

sets of two rakats or four?

Q: I have a friend from a different madhab. He is shafe.  He reads taraweeh in sets of two all the way up to 20 rakats. I am hanafee. i read it in sets of four, four, four to 20. We both memorized the quran and perform taraweeh together. Is doing sets of four correct or 2. Am i missing something?

A: Each is doing it correctly as per madhab.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

sorry for great delay in response.

Taraweeh Salaah

Q.  What is the status of taraweeh salaah in Islam. Is Taraweeh just nafl, is it a sunnah salaah ? Is it fard? We are a little confused. Some perform it, some seem to not care about it.  What does Ibn Taymiah say about it? What does Imaam Hanifa say about it? Who do we follow

A. Taraweeh is a salaah that falls into the category of Sunnah Muakadah, not ‘just a nafl salah.’ As with regard to the number of rakaahs, the rakaahs are fixed, just as they are fixed for other Sunnah Muakadah salaat. For example, the two rakaahs before Fajar are fixed, and they would remain that way, so would the number of rakats for the sunah action of taraweeh.

On ibn Taymiyyah, we are aware that he is of the opinion that there is no fixed number of rakats for taraweeh. There is consensus within the Ulamaah that taraweeh salah is not less then twenty rakaats. If the choice was to be made between Sayidinah Umar and Ibn Taymiyyah — despite his great knowledge, Majority of the Ummah would choose Sayidinah Umar (RA). Until about two hundred years ago, twenty rakats was common in all masjids. Likewise, it is common in the Haramain of Makkah and Madinah up until today, and no question about was raised during the overwhelming majority of the 1400 years that Islam is present.  It is only for the past two hundred years that this issue of not wanting to perform twenty rakats is taking place. It is baffling why some people prefer individuals to not be in the mode of prayer for as long as possible during this holiest of Islamic months.

Allah Surely knows Best.