Which is better; going to
perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and staying there or engaging in duties of guidance and preaching in markets and public places,
especially in Ramadan when markets and such places become densely crowded?Should I attend Tarawih (special supererogatory night Prayer in Ramadan) or continue (Part No. 12; Page No. 341) preaching in the markets directly after `Isha (Night) Prayer? We hope that your Eminence would provide an answer in a written form for more benefit.
If your preaching and calling to Allah (Exalted be He) is within the boundaries of your job at that time, you have to do it, and you are not entitled to leave it except to perform obligatory Salah.However, if you are doing this voluntarily, it is left to your estimation. If it is necessary and urgently required, it takes precedence over performing Tarawih.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.