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The number of rak’ahs in Tarawih

Question

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

Answer

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