Tag Archive: Taraweeh


Question: I am a woman, (and) I pray the taraaweeh (prayer) in my home because the scholars say that the prayer of the woman in her home is better. However, during the last ten nights (of Ramadhaan) I become lazy of taraaweeh and because of that I am forced to go to the masjid so I can guarantee (for myself) that I can perform this action (the taraaweeh prayer) in its complete form, so what is your opinion?

Response: No doubt the prayer of the woman in her home is better, whilst it is also permissible for her to go to the masjid for the prayer with the Muslims (in congregation) with the condition that she is protected from any fitnah and that she is covered (by hijaab) and is separate from the men. So in both situations there is reward for her from Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala), even though the first situation (praying in her home) is better.

Shaykh Saailh ibn Fowzaan
ad-Da’wah – 1481, Ramadhaan 1415AH
ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataawa al-Mu’aasirah – Page 235

ref: http://www.fatwa-online.com/fataawa/worship/fasting/fas011/0080907.htm

O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – See V.2: 2).

(Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #183)

O you who believe! Kill not the game while you are in a state of Ihram [for Hajj or ‘Umrah (pilgrimage)], and whosoever of you kills it intentionally, the penalty is an offering, brought to the Ka’bah, of an eatable animal (i.e. sheep, goat, cow) equivalent to the one he killed, as adjudged by two just men among you; or, for expiation, he should feed Masakin (poor persons), or its equivalent in Saum (fasting), that he may taste the heaviness (punishment) of his deed. Allah has forgiven what is past, but whosoever commits it again, Allah will take retribution from him. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Able of Retribution.

(Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #95)

It may be if he divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you, wives better than you – Muslims (who submit to Allah), believers, obedient (to Allah), turning to Allah in repentance, worshipping Allah sincerely, given to fasting or emigrants (for Allah’s sake), previously married and virgins.

(At-Tahrim, Chapter #66, Verse #5)

Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and also a party of those with you. And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Qur’an as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah’s Bounty, yet others fighting in Allah’s Cause. So recite as much of the Qur’an as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat ) and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you send before you for yourselves (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and ‘Umrah), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful .

(Al-Muzzammil, Chapter #73, Verse #20)

The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting, etc.) will be examined (as to their truth).

(At-Tariq, Chapter #86, Verse #9)

The month of ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu Akbar; Allah is the Most Great] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.

(Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #185)

Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord – Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).

(Al-Ahzab, Chapter #33, Verse #35)

We sent it (this Qur’an) down on a blessed night [(i.e. night of Al-Qadr, Surah No. 97) in the month of ramadan – the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].

(Ad-Dukhan, Chapter #44, Verse #3)