Fatwa: # 21909
Category: Tarawih
Country: South Korea
Date: 13th August 2012


If one misses his Esha Salat is it permissible for him to perform the first two rakats of his Esha Salat with the Taraweh Jamat and then continue on his own?


If one misses his Esha Salat is it permissible for him to perform the first two rakats of his Esha Salat with the Taraweh Jamat and then continue on his own?




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


As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


One who misses the Esha Salat should first perform his Esha Salat individually.


If he missed only a few Rakats of Taraweh Salat then he can first perform those missed Rakats and then join the Imam for the remainder of the Taraweh Salat and for the Witr Salat. Otherwise he should join the Imam for Taraweh and Witr Salat. After the Witr Salat he should complete the missed Rakats of Taraweh.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Concurred by,

Moulana Ismail Desai


[1]  :(التَّرَاوِيحُ سُنَّةٌ) مُؤَكَّدَةٌ لِمُوَاظَبَةِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ (لِلرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ) إجْمَاعًا 


  (وَوَقْتُهَا بَعْدَ صَلَاةِ الْعِشَاءِ) إلَى الْفَجْرِ (قَبْلَ الْوِتْرِ وَبَعْدَهُ) فِي الْأَصَحِّ، فَلَوْ فَاتَهُ بَعْضُهَا وَقَامَ الْإِمَامُ إلَى الْوِتْرِ أَوْتَرَ مَعَهُ ثُمَّ صَلَّى مَا فَاتَهُ. الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2 / 43)



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