Does one have to make an intention for every 2 Rakaats of Taraweeh Salaah?

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Q. I’d like clarity on ladies performing the taraweeh salaah at home. Can we make a single niyyat for 20 rakaats of taraweeh  salaah or do we need to make a niyyat at the beginning of every 2  rakaats taraweeh salaah? 

A. It is not necessary to make an intention of Taraweeh Salaah for every two Rakaats of Taraweeh Salaah. The intention at the beginning of the Taraweeh Salaah to perform twenty Rakaats of Taraweeh Salaah is sufficient. (Al-Bahrur-Raa’iq 1/294)

This applies to both, males and females.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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