Taraweeh Prayer

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem 
Hazret Umar Ibn Khattab (Radiyallahu Anhu) reformed Tarawih prayer for the betterment of the Muslims, to consider everyone and give a direction. 
But today, people have made Tarawih a burden especially in Northern countries where long summer day time in this Ramadan.

Masjids doing Tarawi like 1 hour to two hours prayer. Leaving no time to breath. Forgetting elders, sick, new parents, working people etc.

It is OK to pray Tarawih long hours if sun sets at 6-7 PM and people begin Tarawih at 8:30-9PM.

Tarawih of wahabis is a Bidha (Innovation) , taking half of the Sunnah of Umar Radiyallahu Anhu and leaving half. 

Tarawih prayed 20 Raka in congregation is correct Sunnah,  Because It was Umar Bin Al Khattab (R.A) who introduced a regular Tarawih (20 Raka) prayer in congregation.

There is no evidence that Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) established an 8/10/13 Raka Tarawih prayer in every Ramadan or in every day in Ramadan!

Tarawih prayed at home as much as you can is also a sunnah, which existed prior to the making of Tarawih as a congregational prayer. 

Tarawih prayer 8 Raka in Jamath (Congregations) is not a Prophetic Sunnah. 

The same groups claim Sufis exaggerating worship and doing things out of sunnah, your sunnah is robotic up and down Ramadan Olympics! Not putting spirit of The believers and circumstances with in the context of Sunnah. Send your way of religion to Japanese robotic scientists, those Robots can pray your version of Tarawih in all seasons!

Bombay mix snack type religions and sects spotted these days!

Tarawih Jamath :
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem 
“Ni’emathi al-Bid’athu Haadihi”

Yahya Narrated from Malik from Yazid bin Ruman (may Allah be pleased with them) that he said: The people used to stand during the Caliphate of Umar bin Al Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) during the month of Ramadan for twenty-three bows.
(Muwatta Imam Malik chapter on Ramadan prayers)


Quran 4:59O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger andthose in authority among you [72 Sects missing this part of the Quran]. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Najih al-Irbad bin Sariyah (ra) who said:”The Messenger of Allah (sas) delivered an admonition that made our hearts fearful and our eyes tearful. We said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is as if this were a farewell sermon, so advise us.” He said, “I enjoin you to have Taqwa of Allah and that you listen and obey, even if a slave is made a ruler over you. He among you who lives long enough will see many differences. So for you is to observe my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-principled and rightly-guided successors, holding on to them with your molar teeth. Beware of newly-introduced matters, for every innovation (bid’ah) is an error.” (Abu Dawud & Al-Tirmidhi, who says it is an authentic hadith – hasan saheeh)

The Hadith clearly defines, it is Bidha to disobey a rightly guided successor and override their Sunnah in the name of following Prophet’s Sunnah!

Sahaba unanimouly agreed up on the Sunnah of Umar bin Al Khattab (R.A)


Quran 45:23 Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?

When Salafis stay out from the Sunnah of Umar bin Al Khattab (R.A) the rightly guided successor, they are disobeying the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him).  They are following their own ego!

Imagine, if the salafis lived in the time of Umar Al Farooq (R.A) and stay away from him and disobey his order and say: “We only pray 8 Raka , the Sunnah of the Prophet, we don’t follow you!!!”

Aren’t this Wahabis the Khawarij (rebellious sinners) about whom the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam warned us that would appear in the end of times, who would talk like best of people but leave from Islam as an arrow goes out from the prey!???

Sahih Bukhari: Narrated ‘Ali: I heard the Prophet saying, “In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection.”  (Book 61, Hadith 577)

The group  who label names on Muslim such as “Mushrik and Grave worshipper”

Aren’t this Wahabis those who are separate from the Jamah of Khalifa Umar Al Farooq (R.A) ?

Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)  (Book #89, Hadith 257)

Aren’t this salafis who are among those who disobey the Khalifa of Muslimeen?

 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”  (Book 89, Hadith 251)


Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Who will refuse?” He said, “whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).”  (Book 92, Hadith 384)

Aisha (R.A) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever innovates something into this matter of ours which does not belong to it will have it rejected.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Whoever performs a deed that is not in accordance with our matter will have it rejected.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2550, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1718

It.is also said that (SUNAN Abu Dawud) one must adhere to the sunnah of the rightly guided successors!

But so many misguided groups do not follow the rightly guided successors completely. They chop and take some and reject the rest!

It is a khawarij tradition to do so! It is the sunnah of khawarij to disobey the rightly guided successors and declare acts done by sahaba as shirk and bidha!

Sayyiduna Umar bin Khattab (R.A)introduced 20 Raka Tarawih one who seek to pray Tarawih in Jamath must pray 20 Raka. Don’t take Sunnah of rightly guided successors cut and paste like Wahabis who take the Sunnah of Tarawih Jamath and pray only 8 Raka, actually earn nothing.

Because they are not accepting the Sunnah of rightly guided completely and wholeheartedly.

“those who do not have a shaikh their shaikh is Satan and their own ego” – Sultanul Awliya Hz Shaikh Muhyiddin Abdul Qadir Al-jilani (q.s)

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem 
Should we insist older and working people to pray taraweeh in Masjid?
Should we have long surah recited during the Ramadan nights, as the.night is so short and people find it difficult to attend prayers?. 
Doesn’t Prophet alaihiswalathu wa Salam orders to make things easy for ummah? 

Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Anas: ‘Aisha had a Qiram (a thin marked woolen curtain) with which he had screened one side of her home. The Prophet said, “Take away this Qiram of yours, as its pictures are still displayed in front of me during my prayer (i.e. they divert my attention from the prayer).” (Book 8, Hadith 371)

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Al-Harith: Once on a rainy muddy day, Ibn ‘Abbas delivered a sermon in our presence and when the Mu’adhdhin pronounced the Adhan and said, “Haiya ala-s-sala(t) (come for the prayer)” Ibn ‘Abbas ordered him to say ‘pray at your homes.’ The people began to look at each other (surprisingly). Ibn ‘Abbas said. “It was done by one who was much better than I (i.e. the Prophet or his Mu’adhdhin), and it is a license.’ (Book 11, Hadith 590)

Narrated Nafi: Once in a cold night, Ibn ‘Umar pronounced the Adhan for the prayer at ,Dajnan (the name of a mountain) and then said, “pray at your homes”, and informed us that Allah’s Apostle used to tell the Mu’adhdin to pronounce Adhan and say, “pray at your homes” at the end of the Adhan on a rainy or a very cold night during the journey.” (Book 11, Hadith 605)

Narrated Nafi’: Once on a very cold and stormy night, Ibn ‘Umar pronounced the Adhan for the prayer and then said, “pray in your homes.” He (Ibn ‘Umar) added. “On very cold and rainy nights Allah’s Apostle used to order the Mu’adhdhin to say, ‘pray in your homes.’ ” (Book 11, Hadith 635)

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: Allah’s Apostle (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) made a small room (with a palm leaf mat). Allah’s Apostle came out (of his house) and prayed in it. Some men came and joined him in his prayer. Then again the next night they came for the prayer, but Allah’s Apostle delayed and did not come out to them. So they raised their voices and knocked the door with small stones (to draw his attention). He came out to them in a state of anger, saying, “You are still insisting (on your deed, i.e. Tarawih prayer in the mosque) that I thought that this prayer (Tarawih) might become obligatory on you. So you people, offer this prayer at your homes, for the best prayer of a person is the one which he offers at home, except the compulsory (congregational) prayer.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 73, Hadith 134)

So Why are the Wahabis calling people to Masjid to pray 11 Raka every night of Ramsdan?

So those Wahabi who wanted to pray Tarawih as the Prophet (a.s) prayed and make claim that they only as the Prophet (a.s), then they cannot do Tarawih everyday at the Masjid, they should avoid doing Tarawih in some days of the Ramadan and pray some days at home!

We see today people who make a show off of their prayers, also so much extreme shariah making even women running to Masjid!
We have “Ramadan Islam” , “Eid Islam” “Friday Islam” etc!
So people pick a variety of Islam that fit for their ego!. Not following the beautiful and Godly Islam (Rabbani Islam) .

Some have “Ramadan Islam” , some have “Eid Islam” , some have “Friday Islam”, some “Have Mosque Islam”. They are picking one side and cutting and leaving other side of the Religion!
The purpose of Congregational prayers is that Muslims establish love and brotherhood among them irrespective of race and nationality. But today Jamath prayers have become a joke than serving it’s purpose. Everyone need to show off some.robotic salah to please their own ego. To feel themselves as pious, but you will not attain Piety until you love one another. 
Mosques are built on racial grounds, those who look after mosques are appointed by norms of tribalism and racism! 
“He is not from us who work for tribalism die for tribalism “(hadith says this in detail). 
So where is the Masjid of Allah?! 
Today people are establishing their own version of Islam, a Bangali and Pakistani cannot sit together as brothers, an African and Indian not seen together regularly. This empty words of “brother” “brother” in streets. 
There are 100s of dawah stalls targeted white girls, or Arab girls. No even considering black or dark men and women. 
All this egoistic works serve only egos, not Allah subhana wa ta’ala, the racial works that many from south Asia exclude African Muslims from inviting, all these nonsense in the name of Islam will find its end at the sword of Mahdi Alahissalam!!!
We must wake up and follow the Consistent way!

~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani



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