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THE EXCELLENCE OF A CONGREGATIONAL KHATM QURAN DUA IN TARAWIH …

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THE EXCELLENCE OF A CONGREGATIONAL KHATM QURAN DUA IN TARAWIH

Reading the entire Quran in Tarawih prayers is something that is good and encouraged.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya wrote, “As for the recitation of the [entire] Quran during the Tarawih prayers, it is recommended by the unanimous opinion of all of the scholars of Islam. In fact, it can be said that it is of the greatest goals of the tarawih prayers itself: that the Quran be recited and so that the Muslims may hear the Divine Speech of Allah.
For it is during the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed, and it is during this month that Jibrīl (alayhi-l-salam) would recite the Quran to the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam).”
[Majmū al-Fatawā vol 23, p. 122].

And it is confirmed that a number of early scholars considered the finishing of the recitation of the Quran to be a time of dua.

Anas b. Mālik would regularly call his family and children together, and make a joint dua, whenever he finished recited the Quran. And
Mujahid, the student of Ibn Abbas, said, “Allah’s mercy descends at the time of finishing the Quran” [Both authentic reports in Ibn Abi Shayba’s Musannaf].

And Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal was asked about when to make the khatm dua in the tarawih prayer of Ramadan, to which he gave his opinion that the dua should be made while the Imam is standing (qiyam), after finishing Surah al-Nas. And he allowed Quranic and non-Quranic duas (meaning: duas that are not necessarily found in the Quran but contain good meanings).

Therefore, there is no harm whatsoever in having ‘end of recitation’ Khatm-e-Quran duas, in congregation in the tarawih of Ramadan, and in especially traveling to other local masjids to be a part of the khatm dua, even if one was not a regular at that masjid.

And Allah knows best.

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