Fatwa: # 17081
Category: Daily
Country: India
Date: 14th April 2020


Please clarify with authentic Ahadeeth that how many Rakah for Taraweeh is to be performed?


Please clarify with authentic ahadees that how many rakah for taraweeh is to be performed.

As some perform eight(8) and some 20.As i follow Hanafi School,what shoudl i do if in area where
am residing in all masajid taraweeh is of 8 rakah.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh


You should definitely perform 20 rak‘ats of Tarāwīh. For more detailed information, kindly visit the following link:

Taraweeh - 20 rakat or 8 rakat??

If there are no Masjids in your locality performing 20 rak‘ats, you can join them for the 8 rak‘ats and perform the remaining 12 individually at home.

And Allah knows best


Ml. Yusuf bin Yaqub,
Student Darul Iftaa

Concurred by:

Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

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