CAN ONE PERSON LEAD TARAWEEH SALAAT IN TWO PLACES?
a) It is categorically written in
that if one leads Taraweeh completely in one Masjid thengoes to the next, the latter will not be valid. This is opinion upon which the fatawa (decision)rests.b) However, the Imaam may perform ten rakaats in one Masjid with someone from amongst thecongregation continuing to read the remaining ten, whilst he leads ten rakaats in anotherMasjid. But, he may not repeat the same rakaats in a different place.
(Fatawa Darul-Uloom vol.4 pg.288 as in Alamgiri vol.1 pg.289)
SHAR’I POSITION ON REMUNERATION FOR TARAWEEH
It is not valid to read Qur’an for remuneration. To read with the intention of getting moneycomes under the order of accepting wages which is not permissible. When someone cannot be foundto perform “QUR’AN TARAWEEH” without payment, then in that circumstance, it is better toperform Taraweeh by reading the last ten surahs. For the performance of Taraweeh, the virtues ofstanding for night salaatin Ramadaan will be reaped.
(Fatawa Darul-Uloom Deoband vol.5 pg.264 as in Durre Mukhtar vol.1 pg.287)
TRAVELLING EXPENSES AND FOOD FOR THE HAAFIZ
a) To give the Haafiz traveling expenses is an act of thawaab. To feed him with good food ispermissible, if he is non-resident.
(Fatawa Darul-Uloom Deoband vol.4 pg.295)
b) If it was not the intention of the Haafiz to receive anything and if someone gave himsomething, then it is permissible for him to take it. But, if it is the custom of the area to bestowa gift and the Haafiz read with this notion even if he did not verbally express it, then it will notbe valid take anything.
(Fatawa Rashidiyyah Kaamil pg.324)
ACCEPTING REMUNERATIONFOR TARAWEEH
a) It is not permissible to accept or give payment for Taraweeh. It is better to read from ‘AlamTara Kaifa’. Where there is difficultyin obtaining a Haafiz without paying him, then a deputyImaam’s post may be created so that the Haafiz leads one or two salaats and is paid forImaamat. This has been stated by Mufti Aazam Hazrat Maulana Mufti Kifayatullah(rahimahullah).
(Kifayatul Mufti vol.3 pg.350).
The jurists have given the permissibility ruling forremuneration for Imaamat. Mufti Mehmoodul Hasan (rahimahullah) states the originalmazhab is non-permissibility, but due to the non-availablality of Huffaaz without payingthem, the above ruling of permissibility is given.
(Fatawa Mehmoodia vol.1 pg.350)
b) It is therefore permissible for a wealthy well-wisher of the Haafiz to feed him in this monthand grant him a gift at the end of the month. To give the gift as payment is prohibited.
(Fatawa Rahimiyah vol.4 pg.433)
c) The rule is not to give payment after specifying an amount, and if it is not received, thereshould be no complaint, grief or grievance. In this case i.e. if some gift is presented, it will notbe classified as remuneration and come within the ambit of permissibility.
(Kifayatul Mufti vol.3 pg.350)
FOR AN IMMATURE HAAFIZ TO LEARN THE QUR’AN PROPERLYBY NAFIL JAMAAT SALAAT AND THE ORDER OF JOINING IT
It is not correct to follow a na-baaligh Haafiz in Taraweeh or Nafil salaat. However, if hewishes to learn Qur’an properly and desires to become accustomed to Taraweeh performance then