Jamaat for Tahajjud Salaah

Bismihi Ta’ala,
Respected Shaykh
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

Someone told me that the Hanafi position that it is Makrooh Tahreemi to pray nafl salah in jamaat is not based on any hadith and that their only argument is that it looks like riyaa (ostentation) and therefore it is not allowed. The person also said that other mazahib allow it and the Hanafi saying that it is makrooh tahreemi to pray nafl with jamaat, especially tahaajjud during Ramadan, is an extremist viewpoint since it is saying that everyone else besides the hanafis who pray nafl salaah with jamaat are doing something which is haraam.  What is our proof and how do we respond to this? Also, do we consider those hanbali who pray nafl with jamaat to be committing a haraam act?

وعليكم السلام
باسمه تعالى
It is true that there is no Jamaat for Sunan and Nawafil except the Jamaat for Taraaweeh in the month of Ramadahaan. It is not permitted to perform Tahajjud Salaah even in Ramadhaan with Jamaat attending by more than three persons on regular basis. It would be permitted if the Jamaat attended by one or two people only. The Nabee of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلمperformed Tahajjud individually  throughout his life.  the Nabee of Allaah and his practices are ideal for the believers.  “Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.”(Suratul Ahzaab33:21)
والله اعلم


3 thoughts on “Jamaat for Tahajjud Salaah

  1. Mufti sahib
    I red that the holy Prophet muhammad(PBUH)do long recitation in fajir.He starts namaz in dark and ends in little bit light.I want to read namaz with long surahs but I didn’t momorize yet.I’m trying my best to memorize it.Can i join three or four surahs in namaz so that it will be more longer and I can read more and more quran in namaz.pis reply.jazakallah ho khar
    Wa alaykumus salaam
    To lengthen your salaah is a sunnah . If one wishes to lengthen his salaah then it will be permissible to join three four surahs with the condition of keeping the sequence in mind. One may repeat a certain surah a number of times a well.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum
    Is it necessary to leave one Surah and read the next one in the second Salah like a person recites Surah Humaza in first Rakah & in second Rakah he must recite Surah Quresh leaving Surah Feel in between.
    Wa Alaykumus Salaam
    It is makruh to leave out a surah iinbetween the two surahs. If one reads Surah Humaza then he should read suraah feel . To purposely leave it out and read the next is disliked.

  3. asalaam o aliekum

    please tell us if the imam and only imam is higher 6inches thand all the jamaat. Will the salaah be correct. This is without any reason . No space shortage etc.
    The imam insist but if yes than why in a masjid all are on equal floor ?]
    Wa alaykumus Salaam
    For the imaam to be higher than the reast of the jamaat alone is not permissible. It is makruh and should be avoided.

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