How to pray congregational Taraweeh prayers during Covid-19 lock down?

In this period of lock down during Covid-19 when we cannot have congregational prayers in the mosque, how will ONE WHO IS NOT A HAFIDHUL QURAN perform Taraweeh Salah?

Salaams… praying tarawee in origin is a sunnah (recommended) salah and so your siyaam which is fard is not contingent on the tarawee salah.

Secondly one does not need to be hafiz of Qur’an to perform ANY salah, tarawee is just another salah we do only difference being it is performed during Ramadan only. The reciting of the Qur’an from beginning to end is done primarily because Ramadan itself is the month of Qur’an, in other words extra hasanat as Allah (swt) tells us in Surah Baqarah ayat: “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.”

And Allah (swt) knows best


May Allah reward you with the best of your wishes, amiin

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How should Taraweeh Salaah be performed in Ramadaan with the lockdown restrictions?

The performance of 20 Rakaats Taraweeh Salaah is an emphasised Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) for both males and females during the month of Ramadaan.

Given the current circumstance of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, men should perform Taraweeh Salaah in congregation at home** , like other Salaah are currently performed, if possible.

Females may perform Taraweeh Salaah individually or may perform Taraweeh Salaah following the men at home.

How many people are required to perform Taraweeh Salaah in congregation at home?

A minimum of two people are required to perform Taraweeh Salaah in congregation like other Salaah at home (excluding Jumuah).

Who should lead the Taraweeh Salaah?

The general rules that apply as to who should serve as the Imaam in normal Salaah apply to Taraweeh Salaah as well, i.e. the person should be a mature (Baaligh) male, who knows how to perform Salaah properly and is able to recite the Quran correctly.

What should be recited in the Taraweeh Salaah?

It is Sunnah for the entire Quran to be recited once in the Taraweeh Salaah. If there is a Hafiz or Huffaaz, who are residents in the home and are able to recite the entire Quran in the Taraweeh Salaah then this would be best. If this is not possible, then one may recite whatever Paras or Surahs one knows of the Quran. (Shaami 2/46)

If a Hafiz is cannot manage to recite the Quraan on his own, what should be recited?

If a Hafiz cannot manage to recite the Quran on his own or makes numerous errors in recitation and there is no one at home who can correct him in Salaah, then he should only read that amount of the Quran that he can manage. It is better to read less of the Quran properly than to recite the entire Quran with serious errors.

Can men and women follow the Imaam through live streaming via Radio etc. for normal Salaah, Taraweeh Salaah or Jumuah Salaah?

One of the primary conditions for the validity of Salaah is that there should not be a significant break in the rows ( Saffs ) of the followers and the Imaam. The Imaam and the followers must be in the same gathering/venue. Since, this is non-existent and not possible in the case of live streaming, the performance of Salaah in this way is not valid.


Maa Sha Allah… This is the best elaboration for this subject… May Allah increase us in useful knowledge and faith…

About the 20 rakaas as Sunnah kindly give references

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The number of rakats for taraweeh is either 8 rakats or 20.


ameen jazakallahu khairan sister mayour ibadah be accepted

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