Rak’ah in Tarawih Prayer; The Best Explanation

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Rak’ah in Tarawih Prayer ~ Hi all readers! In the previous article, I explained some basic things about Tarawih prayer. As Muslims, we must know that, especially when Ramadan is coming soon. In this article, I will explain rak’ah in Tawarih prayer. This is also important because until now Muslims differed when they performed the prayer. So, you have to read this article to the end!

If we have read the previous article, surely, we understand that there is no text that specifically explains the number of rak’ahs in Tarawih prayer. In other words, we are allowed to pray Tarawih with any rak’ah. But, in general, there are Muslims who perform Tarawih prayer for up to eight rakats, there are also Muslims who perform Tarawih prayers for up to twenty rak’ah.

Of course, they are not wrong, because basically there are several hadiths that explain it all. The point is that there is a hadith that explains that the Prophet Muhammad prayed Tarawih for up to eight rak’ahs, and there is also a hadith that explains that he did that up to twenty rak’ahs.

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Hadith About Rak’ah in Tarawih Prayer

The hadith about rak’ah in Tarawih prayer I mean are as follows;

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّى فِيْ رَمَضَانَ فِيْ غَيْرِ جَمَاعَةٍ بِعِشْرِيْنَ رَكْعَةً وَالْوِتْرِ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, he said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed alone (not praying with others) up to twenty rak’ah and witr in Ramadan.”

عَنْ جَابِرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : صَلَّى بِنَا رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِيْ رَمَضَانَ ثَمَانَ رَكَعَاتٍ ثُمَّ أَوْتَرَ فَلَمَّا كَانَتْ الْقَابِلَةُ اِجْتَمَعْنَا فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ وَرَجَوْنَا أَنْ يَخْرُجَ إِلَيْنَا حَتَّى أَصْبَحْنَا ثُمَّ دَخَلَنَا فَقُلْنَا يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ . الْحَدِيْثُ

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