Question on Taraweeh and Qiyam al-layl

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    asslamu alykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

    i was wondering if it is allowed to use your ipod during these salahs for the surah part because i do not know much quran. for example, i perform the salah as normal (starting with takbir then al-fatihah) and then i play a surah on my ipod for the surah after reciting al-fatihah.

    jazakallah Khair for your efforts.
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    Wa'aleyka salaam waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh,

    As far as I am aware, this is not permissible because if you're leading your own prayer, you must recite the Qur'an yourself (you can't just stand there without actually reciting the verses yourself [either aloud or silently]).
    Alternatively, you could use the mushaf and read from there for the parts of the Qur'an you don't know. Plus, unnecessary movements in the salah are disliked for example:
    pressing the Ipod, putting the headphones back in your ears if they fall out, pausing when going to ru'ku...

    Wa'Allaahu 'Alam
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    :wasalam:

    Playing Surah from an iPod/Device can not can not make up your own prayer. Either you pray behind the Imam or by yourself. But none of these allow you to perform Salah (irrespective of Taraweeh) with recorded Surah(s). It's your duty to recite, not iPod's. ;-D

    If your question was about seeing the Mus-af (from iPod/Device) while praying Taraweeh, you can refer to this fatwa.



    Is it permissible to read the Holy Qur’aan from the computer whilst performing Taraweeh prayers?.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Reading from the computer whilst praying comes under the same rulings as reading from the Mus-haf whilst praying. This is a well known issue concerning which there is a difference of opinion among the scholars. The Shaafa’is and Hanbalis regard it as permissible, but Abu Haneefah was of the view that their prayer is invalidated if one reads from the Mus-haf.

    It says in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah (33/57, 58):

    The Shaafa’is and Hanbalis are of the view that it is permissible to read from the Mus-haf whilst praying. Imam Ahmad said: There is nothing wrong with a person leading the people in praying qiyaam (taraweeh) whilst looking at the Mus-haf. It was said to him: What about the obligatory prayers? He said: I have not heard anything concerning that.

    Al-Zuhri was asked about a man who read from the Mus-haf during Ramadaan. He said: The best of us used to read from the Mus-haf.

    In the commentary on Rawd al-Taalib by Shaykh Zakariya al-Ansaari it says: If he reads from the Mus-haf and turns the pages occasionally it does not invalidate the prayer, because this is a slight movement or is not ongoing, and does not distract one. A little of a movement of which a lot would invalidate the prayer, if done deliberately with no need, is makrooh.

    Abu Haneefah was of the view that the prayer is invalidated if one reads from the Mus-haf in all cases, whether it is a little or a lot, whether one is leading the prayer or praying alone, whether one is unversed and can only recite from it or not, and they mentioned that Abu Haneefah had two reasons for regarding it as invalid:

    1. That holding the Mus-haf, looking at it and turning the pages is a lot of movement

    2. That he is being prompted by the Mus-haf, so it is as if he is being prompted by someone else, and it makes no difference in this case whether the Mus-haf is placed on a stand or held in the hand. But with regard to the first reason, it makes a difference.

    He excluded from that the case where a person had memorized what he is reciting and he recites without holding the Mus-haf. In that case it does not invalidate his prayer because this reading is counted as helping him to remember what he has memorized and is not regarded as being prompted by the Mus-haf; merely looking without holding it does not invalidate the prayer.

    Two of our companions – Abu Yoosuf and Muhammad – were of the view that it is makrooh to read from the Mus-haf if the intention is to imitate the people of the Book. End quote.

    The view that it is permissible is the view which is stated in fatwas of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas, Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen and Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah al-Jibreen.

    See the answer to question no. 1255 and 69670.

    Undoubtedly it is better that the people should only be led in prayer by one who has memorized the book of Allaah, and can recite from memory.

    Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) was asked:

    Is reading from the Mus-haf better than reciting from memory? We hope you can advise us.

    He replied:

    With regard to reading Qur’aan outside of prayer, reading from the Mus-haf is better, because it is a more accurate recitation. But if reciting from memory will help him to focus more, then he should recite from memory.

    With regard to prayer, it is better to recite from memory, because if he recites from the Mus-haf he will do repeated movements by holding the Mus-haf, putting it down, turning the pages and looking at the letters; thus he will miss out on placing the right hand over the left on the chest whilst standing, and he may miss out on spreading the arms when bowing and prostrating if he puts the Mus-haf under his arm. Hence we prefer that the worshipper should recite Qur’aan from memory whilst praying rather than reading from the Mus-haf. End quote.

    Al-Muntaqa min Fataawa al-Fawzaan (2/35, question no. 16).

    See also the words of Shaykh al-Uthaymeen in the answer to question no. 3465.

    One of the negative aspects of reading from the Mus-haf – or from the computer or cell phone – whilst praying is that it deadens the imam’s interest in memorizing Qur’aan, and ends his desire to memorize it. If he knows that he can open the Mus-haf whilst praying, or look at the computer or cell phone, he will not devote time to memorizing the Book of Allaah, and he will not be eager to memorize it well. You should strive to memorize the Book of Allaah and recite it by heart whilst praying.

    And Allaah knows best.


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    More Fatwas

    Two more fatwas to follow dealing with Reading from the Mus-haf in Taraweeh prayer.

    1.
    Question no. 69670.

    What is the ruling on reading from the Mus-haf in Taraweeh prayer?.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is nothing wrong with reading from the Mus’haf in Taraweeh prayer. ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) had a slave who used to lead her in prayer in Ramadaan, reading from the Mus-haf. Narrated by al-Bukhaari in a mu’allaq report (1/245).

    Ibn Wahb said: Ibn Shihaab said: The best of us used to read from the Mus-haf during Ramadaan. Al-Mudawwanah, 1/224.

    Al-Nawawi said: If he reads from the Mus-haf that does not invalidate his prayer, whether he had memorized it or not. Rather he should do that if he has not memorized al-Faatihah, and if he turns the pages sometimes whilst praying that does not invalidate his prayer. … This is our view and the view of Maalik, Abu Yoosuf, Muhammad and Ahmad. End quote from al-Majmoo’, 4/27.

    Sahnoon said: Maalik said: There is nothing wrong with the imam leading the people (in prayer) whilst reading from the Mus-haf in Ramadaan and in naafil prayers. Ibn al-Qaasim said: That is makrooh in the case of obligatory prayers. Al-Mudawwanah, 1/224.

    With regard to those who object to that on the grounds that holding the Mus-haf and turning its pages constitute excessive movement, this is an invalid objection, because it is proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) led the people in prayer whilst he was holding Umaamah, his daughter’s daughter. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (494) and Muslim (543). Holding the Mus-haf whilst praying is not more serious than holding a small child whilst praying.

    We have quoted the fatwa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz stating that this is permissible, in the answer to question no. 1255.


    And Allaah knows best.


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    Another Fatwa

    2. Question no.1255

    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?


    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is nothing wrong with reading from the Mus-haf during night prayers in Ramadaan, because this will make the members of the congregation hear all of the Qur’aan. The Qur’aan and Sunnah indicate that Qur’aan 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 Ramadaan, and he used to read from the Mus-haf. Al-Bukhaari mentioned this in his Saheeh…

    Fataawa Islaamiyah, vol.2 – Shaykh Ibn Baaz



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    You are saying is correct miss Libinette. I am agree with your answer. Jazak Allah Khaire...

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