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Dear Mufti Saheb Assalamu Alaikum We are praying 20 rakaat Taraweeh in Lowell MA. On 8/2 Hafiz finished up to Surah saff # 61 /62 in 20 rakah of Taraweeh. Then he recited from surah 62 to 69 in Qiyamul lyl during the Tahajjud time.. On Aug 3rd in Taraweeh He started from Surah Maariz (#70). Today Aug 4th he will finish rest of the quran. My question is can the surahs recited in Tahajjud /Qiyamul lyl can be counted on as a taraweeh salaat to do the Khatmul Quran. Jazak Allah Khair

الجواب حامداومصليا
Taraweeh prayers and Tahajjud prayer are two separate prayers. Taraweeh prayers are offered early after Isha and Tahajjud prayer is offered late at night. Therefore the Qur'an that is recited in Taraweeh prayers is counted separately from the Qur'an that is recited in Tahajjud prayers.
However, since it is not necessary to complete the recitation of an entire Qur'an during Taraweeh prayers, therefore it would also be acceptable if the Imam divided the recitation of Qur'an between Taraweeh prayers and Tahajjud prayer due to the difficulty upon congregants.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America