Fatwa: # 47257
Category: Ramadhan
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 28th March 2021

Title

Does the Tarāwīh Salāh fall off if one is unable to keep the fast of that day of Ramadhān?

Question

Aww. If one is unable to keep the fast of ramdhan due to a specific reason, does the taraweeh salah of the day fall off as well?

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

In principle, the tarāwīh salāh is not linked to the fast. Therefore, if one is unable to keep the fast of ramadhān due to a valid excuse, it will be sunnah for him to perform the tarāwīh salāh of that day. If the tarāwīh salāh was left without, one will be sinful.[i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ikraam Elias Gangat

Student - Darul Iftaa

Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[i]

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 159 المكتبة العصرية) 

 وهي سنة الوقت لا سنة الصوم في الأصح فمن صار أهلا للصلاة في آخر اليوم يسن له التراويح كالحائض إذا طهرت والمسافر والمريض المفطر.

 

 

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 416 دار الكتب العلمية بيروت) 

والأصح أنها سنة الوقت لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم: "وسننت لكم قيام ليله" حتى أن المريض المفطر والمسافر والحائض والنفساء إذا طهرتا والكافر إذا أسلم في آخر اليوم تسن لهم التراويح فكيف يعذر المقيم الصحيح الصائم في تركها

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