Fatwa: # 44895
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Date: 15th May 2020


Performing Taraweeh with female congregation - Is this permissible for men?


Asslamu alaikum, In ramadan due to lockdown we are going to perform salah and tarabi in congregation at home along with our mother and sister is it valid?

And what should imam do an intention while leading women???

And another thing is What is intention for taravi salah? ..! 

Pls inform me..!


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is necessary for the Imam to make intention for the females performing Salah behind him.[1]

In the enquired situation, it would be necessary for the Imam to make an intention to lead the womenfolk in Salah. Furthermore, when performing Taraweeh one should make an intention of Sunnah Taraweeh Salah.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmed-Ur-Rahmaan Ibn Mufti Mohammed Patel (Rahimahullah)

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, Johannesburg, South Africa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]المبسوط للسرخسي (2/ 33)

وأما إذا لم ينو الإمام إمامتها لم تكن داخلة في صلاته


المحيط البرهاني (2/ 134)

وأما إذا لم ينوِ الإمام إمامتها لم تكن داخلة في صلاته.


البحر الرائق – ث  (1/ 380)

فإذا لم ينو إمامتها لم يصح اقتداؤها


 الجامع الصغير وشرحه النافع الكبير (ص: 110)

 ولا يصح اقتداؤها اذا لم ينو الإمام إمامتها


[2] البناية شرح الهداية  (2/ 558)

 ولكن الاحتياط أن ينوي التراويح أو سنة الوقت أو قيام الليل في شهر رمضان


 البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري  (1/ 294)

 والاحتياط في التراويح أن ينوي التراويح أو سنة الوقت أو قيام الليل وفي السنة ينوي السنة.




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