Uthaimeen on Leaving the Prayer Due to The Du’aa Performed in Tarawih Upon Completing the Recitation of the Quraan

August 18, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Some brothers who are eager to implement the Sunnah pray behind Imaams who perform a supplication upon completing the recitation of the Quraan [in tarawih], [and so in their eagerness to implement the Sunnah and avoid innovations] when the last rak’ah comes they leave it and part from the people using the argument that the supplication at the end of the completion of the recitation is an innovation [and it is but] this [i.e., leaving the prayer] is something which should not be done due to the discord created between the hearts and the alienation that occurs and because it is in opposition to what the Imaams held, for Imaam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to say that when a person prays behind an Imaam who performs Qunoot in the Fajr prayer he should follow him and say aameen to his supplication.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p.54.

Going to Pray Tarawih in the Masjid al-Haraam if One is an Imaam in Another Mosque

August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “There’s no harm in a person going to the Masjid al-Haraam [in Makkah] to pray tarawih in it, since it is one of the places that one is allowed to travel to, but if someone is employed as an Imaam in a mosque then he is not to leave his job or his position as Imaam to go to pray in the Masjid al-Haraam, since praying in the Masjid al-Haraam is a sunnah and performing the compulsory duties of one’s job is obligatory, so it is not possible that an obligatory action can be left in order to perform a Sunnah one.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p. 22.

Uthaimeen on the Imaam’s Intonation During Recitation

July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Some mosque Imaams try to soften the people’s hearts and affect them by sometimes changing the tone/inflection of their voice during the Tarawih prayer and the Qunut supplication, what do you say about that?” So he replied, “If this action is done within the confines of the Legislation without being excessive then there is no harm in it but being excessive like not passing by a word in the Quraan except by making such intonations, then that is not fitting.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p. 39.

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