CONCERNING TARAAWEEH 

Ramadan: 3rd Ramadan, 1438A.H 

Is there any harm in traveling to different masaajid every night seeking a pleasurable voice? 

I do not know of any harm in that, though I do tend towards the opinion that one should adhere to the masjid in which one finds khushoo’ and peace of heart. It may be that one shifts to a masjid in which one does not find this.

Accordingly, what I hold to be correct in light of the general principles laid out in the religion is that if one finds an Imaam in whose prayer one finds khushoo’ and peace of heart, then one should adhere to that masjid, or at the least frequent it.

By the Grace of Allah, there is much flexibility in this matter rather than rigidity. So if one did shift to another masjid, we do not know of any harm in it, as long as one’s intention was good and not evil, like showing off. But what is closer to the truth in light of the general principles laid out in the religion is that one should adhere to the masjid in which one feels khushoo’ and peace of heart, a pleasing recitation, and in one which there is a large congregation. 

If one were to pray in a masjid in which there is a large congregation, others can take example from him, or it may be that he brings them some benefit and reminds them at times. He could also present them with a lecture. 

What I mean to say is that they could derive benefit from his presence. So if this is the case, that he brings benefit to a particular masjid, or he feels khushoo’, peace at heart, and enjoyment in his prayer, then all this is from those things sought from it. 

Fatawa by: Sheikh Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz

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