Ruling on women praying taraweeh in her house alone and/or with other women

Seekers of Knowledge

Q) How can a woman pray Taraweeh in her house?

What are the procedures for praying Taraweeh at home? Is it required for a woman to have memorised the Book of Allah in order to pray Taraweeh on her own? Or is it sufficient for her to recite that which she has memorised?

A) Praise be to Allah

Firstly:

It is better for a woman to pray in her house than in the mosque, whether that is an obligatory or supererogatory (naafil) prayer, including Taraweeh prayer.

The scholars of the Standing Committee said:

A woman’s praying in her house is better for her than her praying in the mosque, whether it is an obligatory or supererogatory prayer, Taraweeh or otherwise.

End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah – vol. 1 (7/201)

Secondly:

A woman may pray Taraweeh at home according to whatever she is able to do, paying attention to the…

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