What is the correct opinion with regards to the number of rak’ats of Tarawih? Is it eight or twenty?


The practice of performing Tarawih in eight rak’ats is in total contrast to the practice of the Ummah throughout the ages.

Tarawih should be performed in twenty rak’ahs. This is based on numerous proofs.


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar