Standing in Taraweeh (Prayers) with 20 Rak’ahs

A Reminder for the People of Adherence Regarding What Comes from the Righteous Predecessors on the Subject of Standing in Taraweeh (Prayers) with 20 Rak’ahs

By Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Al-Junayd
The speech on this topic is split into five important matters.

The First: Regarding the narration coming about the standing with 20 Rak’ahs in the time of the rightly guided caliph; ‘Umar bin Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him.

The Second: Regarding the Narrations That Have Come From the Righteous Predecessors about Standing with 20 Rak’ahs.

The Third: Regarding the Guidance and Responses of the People of Knowledge and Fiqh About That Which Comes On The Authority of ‘Umar bin Al Khattaab – May Allaah Be Pleased With Him – From the Affair of the Taraweeh Prayer Being 11 Rak’ahs.

The Fourth: About the Concensus Regarding the Fact that There is no Limit to the Number of Rak’ahs to Stand With in the Month of Ramadan and Other Than it, and That for the Imaam and Other Than Him that They Pray With Whatever They Wish from the Number (of Rak’ahs).

The Fifth: About the Statement That Increasing upon 11 Rak’ahs is an Innovation, and is Not Permissible

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