Taraweeh prayer a must?


Asalamu alaikum
Do we have to read Taraweeh prayer?
I pray 5 times a day but anything more than that i really struggle ?


wa alaikum Salam

Taraweeh is a non-fard prayer so cannot be considered a ‘must’.  Taraweeh prayer is a confirmed Sunnah which the Prophet (s) did regularly and encouraged the Muslims to do where he (s) said:  “Whoever prays qiyam in Ramadaan out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Praying Taraweeh in jama`at is the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs of Islam Sayyidina `Umar (r), Sayyidina `Uthman (r) and Sayyidina `Ali (r).

For further information see the sunnah.org post “Taraweeh: 20 or 8?

Taher Siddiqui


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