FATWA::: Can we pray Ishai with those praying Taraweeh with the intention of Ishai

Question:
Can we pray Ishai with those praying Taraweeh with the intention of Ishai

Answer:

All praises are due to Allah. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon prophet Muhammad, his household, companions and all believers till the day of resurrection.

It is permissible to pray solatul-isha with those observing the taraweeh prayer. The difference in the intention between them is not a factor to be considered in this situation. This is based on the report narrated by Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah that Mu’aadh would pray with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then go back and lead his people in that prayer. (Agreed upon)

In this hadith, Mu’aadh was leading his people with intention of supererogatory act. Therefore it is correct to observe isha behind those observing taraweeh.

Allah knows best.

Imam Sherifdeen Ibrahim

Naibul Amir, Cultural Affairs

The Muslim Congress National Headquarters

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