The itjihaad of the main propagator of the call of doctor akram nadwi. No need for qiyam in ramadan but instead please take out an English translation of the Quran. This is not a direct quote from doctor nadwi but this is the kind of ijtihadi tendencies that he teaches to young people like Salah sharif [/quote]
Who wrote this? After reading the quote it can be seen that this is a clear misrepresentation of what the Shaykh is saying. Why bring ijtihad into the topic?
If you didn't pray any taraweeh this whole ramadan, no problem.
Whereas if you prayed taraweeh for hours on end every night but you miss a couple fajr and a couple duhr then that is a big problem. [/quote]
What is so hard to understand about this? Fajr and Duhr are fardh, no dispute about this. You purposefully miss one fajr or Duhr anytime of the year it is a big problem. May Allah give me the ability. Ameen. Taraweeh is nor fardh or wajib. You miss taraweeh , then according to the majority there is no sin. Yes only according to the Hanafi school you may be sinning.
[quote]If 11 months of the year you don't pray, why rinse yourself out with hours of taraweeh because it is the social norm, then the day after eid you are not praying again
So the Shaykh is clearly saying in these statements to get our priorities straight. He is speaking to those who are struggling with there faraidh. Rather than place so much effort in the optional acts, focus on the compulsory acts this month.
And what he is saying is a fact. There are people who don't pray their 5 times salah, or don't make an effort to pray in jamat, but make it compulsory upon themselves to be present for 20 raka taraweeh in the Masjid every night. They feel guilty if they can't pray taraweeh. Some of them wouldn't dare stay away from taraweeh but they will only join the salah in ruku. Some will complain that the Imam is reading too slow. Some will go to where the taraweeh finishes earliest due to speed. Some will sit outside the prayer area and chat until witr. This is all keeping with socially acceptable norms. May Allah save us ,ameen. What's the point in all of this. It would be better to just read what is easy for you in jamat and then go home, or skip taraweeh altogether, or read in a jamat with the last 10 surahs, or read it at home.
And what do we do? We keep speaking about the number of rakats of taraweeh, because we are right and thd salafis are wrong. We make sure the Quran is completed, no matter how fast the imams recite, as we can't make it difficult on the musalles.
In fact, i think according to the Malikis and Shafis, most people wouldn't be allowed to read taraweeh anyway, due to many people missing salah when they were young, and having lots of qada to pray.
[quote]If you are tired of the same yearly routine of hoping ramadan will change your habits, yet failing every year, then try a new technique. Do this:
Use the month to really really really solidify your five daily prayers. Pray them properly and take the time out to understand what you're reciting. Forget taraweeh. Don't pray it. Use the time that you usually spend standing imagining Netflix shows for 2 hours and instead search the translations of the surahs you often recite, and search the explanation for them. Even the translations of what you say in ruqu and sujood and read some commentaries on them by the likes of Ibn Qayyim, Ibn Kathir, and so on.
If you come out ramadan with a newly developed mentality towards prayer yet you had 0 taraweeh under your belt, then great success.