Arriving at the masjid late for Ishaa in Ramadan

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If we arrive late for the Ishaa prayer in the masjid and the Taraweeh prayer has already started, should we pray Isha first or join the imam?

Zaynab El-Kateb:

If you go to the masjid late for Ishaa, you can pray behind the imam, with the intention of Ishaa, the first two rakaat with him. When he finishes and makes the final salutations (tasleem), you do not make the final salutations rather you stand up and continue the remaining two rakaat alone by yourself. Afterwards you will join the imam (for Taraweeh).



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