Sunday 15 Muḥarram 1446 - 21 July 2024
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Ruling on reading from the Mus-haf during prayer

Question

Is it permissible for the imam to read from the Quran during Tarawih prayers in Ramadan? Are prayers not accepted if the Imam reads from Quran during Tarawih prayers?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing wrong with reading from the Mus-haf during night prayers in Ramadan, because this will make the members of the congregation hear all of the Quran. The Quran and Sunnah indicate that Quran should be recited in prayer, whether it is from the Mus-haf or from memory. It was proven that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) told her freed slave Dhakwaan to lead her in praying qiyaam in Ramadan, and he used to read from the Mus-haf. Al-Bukhari mentioned this in his Saheeh…

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Source: Fataawa Islaamiyah, vol.2 – Shaykh Ibn Baaz