Can people pray Tarawīh with a virtual imam if the prayers are broadcasted live or not! Can they stay in their homes and turn on the screens then stand in their houses to pray as “Moqtadi” -
With a pandemic forcing all countries to take a step back and governments trying to protect its people, the prayer houses and Mosques lockdown has become a necessary safety measure that needs to be done.
And with the holy month of Ramadan, all Muslims are thriving to perform the amazing ritual that only happens from year to year, which is the tarawih prayer. Every Ramadan after praying Isha’, all Muslims gather together in mosques all around the globe to celebrate the holy month and revive the sunnah of prophet Muhammad - Peace be upon him - and live with the holy Quran every night for a whole month. But this year COVID-19 had another say with all mosques closed and all gatherings and events being cancelled.
In this video, Dr. Yasir Qadhi answers an important question about whether people can pray Tarawīh with a virtual imam if the prayers are broadcasted live or not! Can they stay in their homes and turn on the screens then stand in their houses to pray as “Moqtadi” - the one who follows the Imam- even if the Imam is not physically in front of them? Shaykh Dr. Qadhi presents some self-evident and obvious reasons answering this question, so let’s watch the video to learn more about it.