The ‘ishaa prayer in congregation

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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.

Translation originally published on 28 January, 2016

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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