The ‘ishaa prayer in congregation

the-ishaa-prayer-in-congregation

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/16081

Question: And this man says he delays the ‘ishaa prayer until after the middle of the night, so is this correct [for him to do], or is it mandatory for him to pray [the ‘ishaa prayer] after the adhaan – along with the [rest of the] congregation?

Response: Yes; it is obligatory upon him to pray [the ‘ishaa prayer] with the rest of the congregation, and not to delay it and pray by himself – [whether] during the [last] third of the night or the middle of the night. If the Muslims pray at the early time [of the ‘ishaa prayer], then he [is required] to pray with them and not delay it until the [last] third of the night – assuming it to be better, and thereby missing the [prayer in] congregation.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.