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How many Rakats are there for ladies for Tarabi namaz during Ramadan

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My question is how many Rakats are there for ladies for Tarabi namaz during Ramadan some say it is 10 others say it is 20 Pl. let me know in the light of hadis

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Tarawih ten or twenty rakahs

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Firstly, there is absolutely no difference between the men and the women regarding the performance of the optional and voluntary Sunnah prayers of Taraweeh in Ramadan.

 

Secondly, the Tarawih prayers of Ramadan are not obligatory, but they are considered Sunnah or optional prayers; thus if one offers them, one will earn a huge reward for their worship, and if for any reason one does not pray them, there is no sin.

 

Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (saws) would encourage people to perform the special night prayers during Ramadan (tarawih) without commanding them as obligatory and he (saws) said: "Whoever prays during the nights of Ramadan [tarawih] with a firm belief and hoping for reward, all of his previous sins would be forgiven."


 

Your Question: .some say it is 10 others say it is 20 Pl. let me know in the light of hadis

There are two opinions amongst the scholars in Islam regarding the exact rakahs to be prayed in the tarawih prayers in Ramadan. Some scholars are of the opinion that it is eight rakahs+three witr (thus 11-rakahs), while others are of the opinion that it is twenty rakahs+three witr (or total 23 rakahs).

 

The scholars who opine that the Tarawih salaah should be eight rakahs + three witr, use these narrations as their daleel or evidence:

Aishah reported that the Prophet (saws) would not pray more than eleven rak'at during Ramadan, or otherwise.

 

It is reported on the authority of Jabir (r.a.) that the Prophet (saws) prayed eight rak'at and the witr prayer with the companions (and this was during Ramadan).

 

Abu Ya'la and at-Tabarani record, from Jabir that Ubayy ibn Ka'b (r.a.) came to the Prophet (saws) and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I have done something last night," (i.e., during Ramadan). The Prophet said: 'And what was that, O Ubayy?' He said: The women in my house said, 'We don't recite Qur'an [well or much] so can we pray behind you?' I prayed eight rak'at and the witr prayer with them.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) was pleased with that and did not say anything."

 

The majority of the scholars prefer to follow the established way of the Rightly Guided Khalifas, who re-established the formal prayers of Taraweeh after the death of the Prophet (saws). And it is reported that all the believers during that time prayed twenty rakahs in the Taraweeh prayers led by a single imaam.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.27a

It is also true that during the time of Hadrat Umar (r.a.), Hadrat Uthman (r.a.), and Hadrat Ali (r.a.) the believers prayed twenty rak'at in their tarawih prayers in Ramadan, and this is the opinion of the majority of the jurists of the Hanafi and Hanbali schools as well as that of Abu Dawud.

At-Tirmidhi says: "Most of the people of knowledge follow what has been related from 'Umar and 'Ali and other companions of the Prophet, [i.e., that they prayed] twenty rak'at. And this is the opinion of eminent scholars of the stature of Imam al-Thauri, Ibn al-Mubarak, and ash-Shaf'i. And so I found the people of Makkah praying twenty rak'at."

 

From the above narrations, most of the scholars have opined that the Taraweeh prayers are of twenty rakahs; because it would be inconceivable for the Rightly Guided Khalifas to do something against the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4590 Narrated by Irbad ibn Sariyah

One day the Apostle of Allah (saws) led us in prayer, then faced us and gave us a lengthy exhortation at which the eyes shed tears and the hearts were afraid. A man said: O Messenger of Allah (saws)! It seems as if it were a farewell exhortation, so what injunction do you give us? He (saws) then said: I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey, even if it be an Abyssinian slave (is appointed as your leader) , for those of you who live after me will see great disagreement. You must then follow my Sunnah and that of the Rightly-Guided Khalifas (Hadrat Abu Bakr, Hadrat Umar, Hadrat Uthman, and Hadrat Ali) . Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error.

 

Thus, in light of the above narrations, there is no harm if one prays either eight rakahs or twenty rakahs in their Taraweeh prayers, because both ways, one would be in obedience of the Messenger of Allah (saws). The best thing for a believer to do would be to follow the number of rakahs as prayed by the imam in their local mosques.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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