Praying taraweeh at home with wife and young children

Question:

Can one pray taraweeh jamaat with wife and underaged children?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Yes one can pray taraweeh with their wife and young children in congregation provided that the wife and the girls stand behind the imam and the boys.

قَالَ الإمَامُ الْكَاسَانِي فِيْ بَدائِع الصَنائِع: وَأَمَّا بَيَانُ مَنْ تَنْعَقِدُ بِهِ الْجَمَاعَةُ فَأَقَلُّ مَنْ تَنْعَقِدُ بِهِ الْجَمَاعَةُ اثْنَانِ، وَهُوَ أَنْ يَكُونَ مَعَ الْإِمَامِ وَاحِدٌ، لِقَوْلِ النَّبِيِّ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -: «الِاثْنَانِ فَمَا فَوْقَهُمَا جَمَاعَةٌ» ؛ وَلِأَنَّ الْجَمَاعَةَ مَأْخُوذَةٌ مِنْ مَعْنَى الِاجْتِمَاعِ، وَأَقَلُّ مَا يَتَحَقَّقُ بِهِ الِاجْتِمَاعُ اثْنَانِ، وَسَوَاءٌ كَانَ ذَلِكَ الْوَاحِدُ رَجُلًا، أَوْ امْرَأَةً، أَوْ صَبِيًّا يَعْقِلُ؛ لِأَنَّ النَّبِيَّ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – سَمَّى الِاثْنَيْنِ مُطْلَقًا جَمَاعَةً۔

Allah knows best
Syed Hussain ibn Imamuddin
21 April 2020

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