Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Question: Assalamu alaykum
Do I have to pray Tarawih when travelling?
Answer: Walaikum assalam,
I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.
When travelling, emphasized sunnas (sunna mu’akkada), including tarawih, become recommended. You are rewarded for performing such sunnas, but leaving them isn’t blameworthy.
[Tahtawi/Shurunbulali, Hashiyat Maraqi al-Falah]
And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).