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I want you to understand that in Islam, some matters of fiqh have flexibility and open to choice within the boundaries permitted by Shari'ah. One such matter is the tarawih prayer. From the authentic hadeeth of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) himself, it is known that he used to perform this prayer with different number of rakah. One hadeeth by ...


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While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this mandates a set limit to the tarawih prayer. The two camps can be summarized thus: Any even number of raka'at is permissible: This is based on the general meaning ...


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To some extent your question is already answered here. Were I think I could explain that the majority of scholars tend to say that it is recommended to pray compulsory or optional prayers at home. And taraweh is a sunnah/nafl prayer and therefore optional. On the other hand the majority of scholars and madhabs consider praying taraweh in a mosque or jama'a ...


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Assalam u Alaekum Wa Rehmatullah, When Umar Bin Khattab established 20 Rakaat prayers for taraveh except 3 Rakaat Witar. At that time there were millions of Sahaba there who knew that and no one objected so this made an "ijmaa" and infact, this is the Sunnah of Sahaba as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of ...


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According to a Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, Tarawih prayer is eight rakats. The Prophet (pbuh) led the Taraweeh Prayer for eight rakats. The Taraweeh Prayer is a sunnah al-muakkada. The shortest is two rakats and the longest is twenty rakats. However, during the time of Umar b. Abdulaziz, the people of Medina observed the Taraweeh Prayer for thirty-six ...


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Technically speaking there is nothing "necessary" about taraweeh. It is a nafl(superogatory) prayer at night performed either individually or in congregation. There is a very high reward associated with night prayer in Ramadan and that is why it is done. Again technically speaking, there is no obligation to complete the Qur'an during taraweeh - the scholars ...


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All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Praying Taraweeh in the Mosque is Sunnah ,If someone prays at home he would miss those rewards of praying in congregation but he would not be sinful.So it is not obligatory to offer taraweeh at Mosque but is Sunnah. 'Abdur ...


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It is ok to do Taraweeh at your house, for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not do it all the time in Jama'ah (for fear it may become Fardh). For further information see this (Arabic). and here is the translated version in (English)


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Is there a difference between sunna and nafl? For me it is the same, maybe only under some circumstances in (technical term) fiqh language اصطلاح الفقهاء it makes a slight difference of the level of tawab (rewards). But for example all nafl is sunnah! And in general Nafl=Sunnah (they are synonyms) as it is a kind of "extra or optional worship" the ...


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Assalamu'alaikum, The ulema have some differences on taraweeh being sunnah mua'kkadah (emphasised sunnah) or simply nafl. This applies equally to men and women. Nafl because the Prophet (s.a.w) stopped praying it in congregation after the third day whereas he was not known to have stopped the other sunnah mua'kkadah prayers except usually only for travel. ...


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When Shaykh Salih al-Munajjid was asked a related question ("What was the number of rak’ahs in Taraweeh prayer at the time of ‘Umar"), he explained that the reason for Hazrat Umar(R.A) to change the prayer twenty rakaats was to make it easier on those in the congregation. His interpretation is corraborated by the following excerpts from Majmoo' al-Fataawa, ...


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You have 3 options: Sayyid's answer above. See NRaf's answer Pray Taraweeh and Witr with congregation then go somewhere else and pray more alone. However, after you finish praying then you are not allowed to pray Witr again. Qais bin Talq bin Ali narrated that : his father said: I heard Allah's Messenger saying: "There are no two Witr in one night." At-...


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First of all, Taraweeh is not a obligatory prayer but optional. It is a stressed Sunnah i.e. there is a great reward for those who perform it and there is no blame upon one who does not. If you want to reap great benefits, continue performing it the whole month of Ramadan. If you leave it, there is no blame upon you. Be it 5 to 10 days or even greater. But, ...


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Note that in acts of worship -with a general order or prohibition- any thing which applies to men also do so for women, as we are equal. Here's a summary of this fatwa: You can read/recite what ever you memorize from the Quran. You can read/recite from the Mushaf (printed Quran) if you'd like. You shouldn't harm your self in standing, so you don't need to ...


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There are a few different opinions on the prescribed rakahs for Taraweh, but the most common opinion is of 20 rakahs. In mosques they usually1 attempt to complete the whole Quran within the month of Ramadhan, so they recite a little more than a Juz (1/30th part) of the Quran each night. It may take a few hours depending on the speed of the reciter. People ...


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You don't have to be in Jama'h to get the swab of it if you're sick or a woman. It depends mostly based on Intention. Many participate Jamaat but have no sawab because for example they are hypocrite. Also For women the sawab rules are different men and you should first make sure the Hadith you use is equal about both man and woman. I saw a Hadith for women ...


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Yes brother this is what Sheikh Shafi'i, Ibn al-Mundhir said. Please check the link below: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/79136 Also there is a Hadith about this: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، أَخْبَرَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ، كَانَ يُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ ...


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To read the Quran in the Salat, and out of it in Ramadan, is something praised/praiseworthy. But in the Taraweeh (and in the other Salat), you may read as much as you can, even if it is a short Surah, and if you are an Imam then be conscious of those who are following. Lastly, it is not necessary for you to complete the entire Quran in The salat. Also it ...


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If you want to pray more after tarawih, you shouldn't pray witr with the congregation. Actually the witr prayer was never done in congregation by the Prophet. It's an individual prayer. A man came to the Prophet and asked him how to pray the night prayer. The Prophet replied = Pray two rakat at a time and then two and then two and so on, and if you ...


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When you pray in the mosque you have two -good- options: 1) pray witr with the Imam and if you can do the tahajjud later you do it without repeating the witr because it is narrated (there are no 2 witrs in one nights لا وتران في ليلة). And according to the comment in Sunan at-Tirmidhi (see the long Arabic text in the posted hadith below) this is the opinion ...


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First of all it is not compulsory to finish the Qur'an in one month through the tarawih prayer. If done properly then there is great goodness in it without a doubt. But when we seek goodness from Allah subhana wa ta 'ala then it should be according to His rules as defined in the Qur'an and Sunnah based upon the understanding of our Salaf(pious predecessors) ...


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Qiyam al Layel is any prayer from Isha until Fajir whether it is in Ramadan or in any month of the year. It is not restricted between 2:30 to 3:30. But I think I understand what you mean. Mosques announce Qiyam in Ramadan at this time for some reasons: 1- It is the most sacred time in which Allah descends to the lowest heaven. It was narrated by al-...


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It's not proven that Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prayed Taraweeh and Tahajjud separately. I couldn't find anything which separates these prayers as different Taraweeh, Tahajjud, Qayam-ul-Lail, Atama 'A'isha, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said that between the time when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) finished the 'Isha' prayer which is called 'Atama ...


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It's forbidden to read/recite Quraan in haste. Allah says: "Move not your tongue with it, to hasten with it." (al-Qiyaamah 75:16) The purpose of recitation is to understand the words and ponder over them. Not just to recite for the sake of reciting: "A book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that they may ponder over its Verses, and ...


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You are free to go wherever you want to pray, however it is recommended to complete the actual taraweeh prayer with the Imam, meaning don't leave the mosque until the Imam you were actually following has finished the prayer (each night of Ramadan). Note if you didn'*t do so you won't commit any sin (as we are talking about an optional act), but may have ...


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Taraweeh is a night prayer (qiyam al-Lail) that is performed after 'Isha' during Ramadan. It is called taraweeh as it refers to tarweehah a (small) pause between sets of raka'at, this is the origin of the name and early Muslims kneew it as a night prayer so its is basically a night prayer with a different label. It is not a mandatory prayer, but highly ...


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From the wording of the hadith: "Prayer in congregation is better than the prayer of a man by himself by twenty-seven degrees." (Al-Muwatta') or Prayer said in a congregation is twenty-five degrees more excellent than prayer said by a single person. (Sahih Muslim) One could conclude that this applies for any prayer. But when we check more ...


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All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, As there are three types of recitation Tahqeeq (slow), Tadweer (medium), Hadr (fast). Tahqeeq is reciting the Quran slowly with pondering over the meanings and observing full rules of Tajweed.Tadweer is reciting in a medium ...


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‘Qiyam’ means to stand (in prayer), and ‘Layl’ means night; thus all the prayers one prays in worship to one’s Lord at night are considered ‘Qiyam-ul-Layl’ prayers, and ‘taraweeh’, ‘tahajjud’, ‘shafa’, ‘witr’, etc. are all included in the ‘qiyam-ul-layl’ prayers.


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Just to make it clear: The prayer is an independent kind of worship which in fact combines the 4 other pillars of islam! A part of a prayer as the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) taught as is reciting the fatiha and some verses of the Quran while standing! Therefore praying Taraweh or any other prayer as we do is perfectly permissible and sunna (if ...


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