What every Muslim has to know about Taraweeh prayers
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What every Muslim has to know aboutTaraweeh prayers
What is your knowledge about Taraweeh prayers?
Taraweeh prayers are the prayers that are done inRamadan in the Mosque (may be at home).These Taraweeh prayers are started on the first night ofRamadan, and are done in the sets of 2 Rakaat.What is the meaning of “Taraweeh” ?Taraweeh is an Arabic word, comes from the word “Raha”which means taking a rest.It is named Taraweeh as people used to take a rest afterevery 4 Rakaat.If we want to know more about Taraweeh prayers, wehave to ask about it and its meaning.As we said before, Taraweeh prayers are started on thefirst night of Ramadan after Isha prayer.This comfortable prayer is considered Sunnahmu’akkadah.But it is important to say that the 5 Fard prayers areobliged to be prayed, but Taraweeh prayers are not.This doesn’t mean ignoring these valuable prayers, as ithas many benefits and rewards.Our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW) has prayed 11Rakaa, 8 of them were Qiyam al lail, and the last 3 Rakaatwas witr prayer.
How to pray Taraweeh prayers?
When our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was askedabout night prayer, he said: “prayers at night are offeredby two followed by two. Then, if you fear Dawn will come,pray Witr with one”. (al Bukhari and Muslim).So, these prayers were prayed in the set of 2, whichmeans that we pray 2 Rakaat, followed by 2, then take arest. Then complete the 8 Rakaat (2 followed by 2), andfinally, we have to end with 3 Rakaat of Witr prayer.All of the above Rakaat are after Isha prayer.
What is the benefit of Taraweeh prayers?
Allah will reward who pray these prayers and recordHasanaat for him as our prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,“Whoever prays qiyam with the imam until he finishes,Allah will record for him the qiyam of a (whole) night.”
There are different opinions about the number ofTaraweeh prayers:
● 11 Rakaat (8+3 Witr prayer), most Hadith scholarsconfirm this opinion.● 23 Rakaat (20+3 Witr prayer).● 39 Rakaat (36+3 Witr prayer).These differences in opinions don’t make any problem.Islam is the religion of ease, that make you free to do whatyou want and what you can do.But the logic is that, the Quality is better than the Quantityin any worship in Islam.
There are many Hadith that are mentioned concerning thisprayer.One of these important Hadiths is when Abu Hurairah saidI heard Allah’s Apostle saying regarding Ramadan,“Whoever prayed at night in it out of sincere Faith andhoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sinswill be forgiven.”What a Great reward from Allah, we have to try taking thisGolden opportunity to get the reward from Allah and alsoto get his satisfaction.See More : Ramadan for kids