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The number of rak’ahs in Tarawih

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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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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