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Read translation of quran in prayer.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear Brother,

 
I read the email which stated 'there is absolutely no harm if one holds and recites from the Quran , regardless whether one is offering ones prayer alone or while in congregation'

 
'Holding a copy of the Quran and reciting or reading from it during the obligatory prayers would not be permissible. But there is absolutely no harm if one recites or follows the recitation of the 'imam' by holding a copy of the Quran in any voluntary prayer (Sunnah , Nawaafil, Tarawih, etc.). And Allah Alone Knows Best'

 
However, unfortunately, I am unable to read arabic therefore during Taraweeh prayer can I hold the Quran behind the imam and to engage myself fully, can I read the translation while the Quran is being recited.

 
I will be grateful if you could answer my question.

 

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Read translation of quran in prayer

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: However, unfortunately, I am unable to read arabic therefore during Taraweeh prayer can I hold the Quran behind the imam and to engage myself fully, can I read the translation while the Quran is being recited.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.88

Dhakwan, the protege of 'Aishah, would lead her in (voluntary) prayer during Ramadan while reciting from a copy of the Qur'an.

Related by Malik.

 

The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that it is permissible for one to hold a copy of the Glorious Quran during ones supererogatory prayers, regardless of whether one merely watches the Arabic script the Imam leading the prayers is reciting, or one chooses to read the translation of what is being recited in a language they understand best. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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