SERIES REGARDING THE NUMBER OF RAKAH FOR TARAWEEH – NO. 6

Series Regarding the Number of Rakah for Taraweeh

No. 6 For 20 years the Messenger of Allaah did not increase upon 11 Rakah

Shaykh Albaani said :

‘For 20 years the Messenger of Allaah did not increase in Ramadan nor outside Ramadan upon 11 Rakah. If we do not take this text [hadeeth of Aeysha] as an evidence which prevents the Muslim from increasing upon this number of Rakah, then what Sunnah can we prevent the people from increasing upon, nothing at all whatsoever.

Then what is a Bida? The Bida which you understand from the statement of the Prophet -alayhi as salam: ‘Every Bida is misguidance and every misguidance is in the Hell fire.’ Then what is termed as a Bida? Is it not increasing upon what the Messenger brought of obedience and worship.

[Silsilah al-Huda wa Noor no.723]

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