[Q 231] How is it to read Taraweeh prayer while sitting?


When reading taraweeh (in Jama’at or alone) can you read sitting on the ground (like a nafl prayer)?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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According to the preferred opinion, Qiyaam is not obligatory in Taraweeh prayer. Therefore, if someone performs Taraweeh while sitting, their prayer will still be valid.

However, performing Taraweeh prayer sitting without a valid excuse is disliked (Makruh), and according to some Scholars, the Taraweeh prayer will not be fulfilled at all.

Therefore, one should avoid performing Taraweeh while sitting. But if there is a valid excuse, then there is no harm in performing it while sitting.

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Shaheer Attari

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