Question  10 : Asalaam Aleykum,

I believe this two questions but same subject.

Is it sunnah to Make dua together in a congregation when you complete the Quran whilst praying Taraweeh at home with family and friends?

This is referring to the similar situation in a masjid when Ramadan finishes and the Quran is completed, and the Imam makes Dua with the congregation.

JazakumuAllah Khairan.

Answer:  Walaikumussalam Brother,

I am not aware of it being Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w). However I read that some among Sahabah when finished reciting the whole Quran, gathered the family together and did dua. From this some scholars understood to do together the dua in prayer upon completion of Quran. This appears to be Ijtihad from the Sahabi down to scholars in later generations. If we took this view, then doing the same in a Taraweeh at home will also be permissible.

Since this began with a few Companions only and not the Prophet (s.a.w), other scholars viewed this as a relatively isolated ijtihad opinion but something not to seek out to do. But if an Imam in prayer did this dua of khatm ul Quran then to join in as it is (1) part of a communal prayer (2) based on ijtihad, thus we follow the Imam even if we do not believe in doing it in case we were the Imam nor in case we were praying alone.

The bottom line though is that, on the one hand, it does not appear to be encouraged to do dua after khatm Quran, while at the same time, it is not a Bid’ah whether at home or elsewhere due to the companions view.

Allahu a’lam.