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Is it better to pray 8 Rak’ats of taraweeh with long Surahs (long recitation of Quran) or 20 Rak’ats of taraweeh with short Surahs ?

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Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Adnan​

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Is it better to pray 8 Rak’ats of Taraweeh with long Surahs (long recitation of Quran) or 20 Rak’ats of Taraweeh with short Surahs (short recitations of Quraan)


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

Answer:

Eight rakaats of Taraweeh is not proven from Sunnah. Twenty short rakaat will, therefore, be preferable as its Sunnah Muakiddah and should not be missed unless one has a valid excuse. (Bahishti Zewar Chapter of Taraweeh)

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Adnan

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