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Not sure how many rak’ahs of Taraaweeh

Fatwaa ID: 949

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

If someone is not sure if they prayed 18 or 20 rakaat of taraweeh so they pray 2 rakaat more, will that be counted as taraweeh or nafl if they had actually prayed 20?

If it is counted as nafl, would it be counted as tahajjud because it is at night or tahajjud require specific intention?

Jazakumullahu khayran wa ahsanul jazaa fid daarain

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If one is unsure how many rak’ahs of Taraaweeh he has performed and therefore adds an additional two rak’ahs, if it happens to be extra then it would count as Tahajjud. It would fall within the purview of Qiyaam al-Layl.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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