Taraweeh Prayer and Its Performance (Maliki)


What is taraweeh prayer? How to perform taraweeh prayer?

Taraweeh is the plural of the word “tarweeha” which means “to rest/relax”. After the completion of every four raka’ah, one rests for a duration of about four raka’ah, this is why it is called taraweeh prayer.

Taraweeh prayer is a nafilah mu’akkadah prayer upon every man and woman during the holy month of Ramadan.

Taraweeh prayer is performed after the ‘isha prayer before witr prayer and it is twenty raka’ah in total. Following every two raka’ahs the salam is given. It is sunnah to recite a juz’ (20 pages) in every taraweeh prayer. Praying at home is mandub, if praying in the mosque is not possible.

Source: Fiqh1 (According To The Maliki School Of Islamic Law), Erkam Publications

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