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  • Is Taraweeh Sunnah?

    Posted by Mark Ramzani on July 6, 2020 at 2:14 am

    A brief account on the history and establishment of Taraweeh

    Nabi S.AW. never prayed taraweeh. He prayed Qiyam ul Lail late at night (extension of Tahajjud). When he prayed, people joined him at the back for jamaat. This happened consecutively for 3 days and the jamaat behind him grew each time as more and more people joined in. 3rd day he didnt come out for Qiyam ul Lail to lead the jamaat. He came out at Fajr and said “I know all of you had gathered but I feared that Allah would make this namaz farz for you and due its time this namaz would have been the most difficult on you”. After that he never led the jamaat and he himself prayed at home. Some people said that it often becomes difficult to pray this late, can we pray this namaz right after Isha prayer? He said yes you can. This is the namaz that later became witr of everyday and taraweeh of Ramazan.

    The taraweeh prayers in one congregation started in Hazrat Umar’s time. This also means that the taraweeh congregations didnt happen in prophet’s time except for those initial 3 days and also didnt happen in Hazrat AbuBakr’s reign.

    Another point to note is that when Hazrat Umar started this he appointed one man Ubayy bin Ka’ab as the imam to lead the prayers. After a few days again he was crossing the mosque and looking at all the people gathered behind Ubayy bin Ka’ab he said “This is such a good act I did to collect everyone in one jamaat but the best time to pray this is late at night” And he went away.

    We come to know two things from this.

    1. When Hazrat Umar collected the people on first day he himself did not join that jamaat.
    2. He mentioned the best time to pray this namaz is late night, which shows that he would have prayed this namaz himself late in the night and at home

    Malaika Ghous replied 3 years, 2 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Is Taraweeh Sunnah?

    Malaika Ghous updated 3 years, 2 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
  • $ohail T@hir

    Moderator July 6, 2020 at 2:18 am
  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 13, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Taraweeh agar tahajjud hai tu yeh taaq parhni chahiye.. but log 20 ya 8 ka kehte hain.. aisa kyun??.. aur ham witr main duaen qanoot bhi parhty hain… Tu yeh taraweeh main kis rukoo main parhengay?? Ghamidi Sahib ny kaha k 2,2,1 aur 4,4,3.. tu yeh san rakat main parhengay.. please reply…

    • Arsalan Riaz

      Member April 13, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      Isha ke 3 witr bhi tahjjud main count hotay hain. Taraweeh is a modern word. Actually this namaz is called tahjjud. Taraweeh in itself is not a seperate namaz.

  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 13, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Yes I know it.. but dua e qunoot kis rakat main parhengay.. Ghamidi Sahib ny kaha k 11 rakat Tak hazrat muhammad sallalaho alaehi wasallam ny parhi hain.. tu agar koi 11 Rakat parhna chahay tu dua e qunoot kin kin rakat main parhay ga??

    • Munnoo Khan

      Member April 13, 2021 at 10:11 pm

      Eight Rakat Taraweeh and then three Witr, Dua-e-Qanoot in the third Rakat of the Witr.

    • Faisal Haroon

      Moderator April 13, 2021 at 11:32 pm

      Dua e Qunoot is not a requirement. You can make any dua in any language in any rakat or even every rakat. This is true for all salats including taraweeh.

      Witr is not a name for a salat. When you make a salat’s number of rakahs odd by adding an additional rakat to it, this act is known as making witr. Generally people who recite Qunoot they recite it in the last rakat.

  • Malaika Ghous

    Member April 14, 2021 at 5:48 am

    JazakAllah 😇

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