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Taraaweeh Salaah according to the Shaafi’ee legal school

Fatwaa ID: 948

Question:
السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته

1) do shaafiees have to pray 20 rakaats as well for taraweeh?

2) is one allowed to sit and make taraweeh due to tiredness

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

  1. The Shaafi’ee legal school, just like the Hanafi legal school, regards the sunnah count for Taraaweeh Salaah to be 20. This is also the position of the Hanbali legal school and one view of the Maaliki school. The other view of the Maalikis is 36. Taraaweeh being 20 rak’ahs is a sunnah which has been practiced from the very beginning.
  2. It is permissible to perform Taraaweeh Salaah while sitting due to tiredness. However, the reward will be half of the one who is standing.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


الأم (1/167)
ﻓﺄﻣﺎ ﻗﻴﺎﻡ ﺷﻬﺮ ﺭﻣﻀﺎﻥ ﻓﺼﻼﺓ اﻟﻤﻨﻔﺮﺩ ﺃﺣﺐ ﺇﻟﻲ ﻣﻨﻪ ﻭﺭﺃﻳﺘﻬﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺪﻳﻨﺔ ﻳﻘﻮﻣﻮﻥ ﺑﺘﺴﻊ ﻭﺛﻼﺛﻴﻦ، ﻭﺃﺣﺐ ﺇﻟﻲ ﻋﺸﺮﻭﻥ؛ ﻷﻧﻪ ﺭﻭﻱ ﻋﻦ ﻋﻤﺮ ﻭﻛﺬﻟﻚ ﻳﻘﻮﻣﻮﻥ ﺑﻤﻜﺔ ﻭﻳﻮﺗﺮﻭﻥ ﺑﺜﻼﺙ.

عمدة السالك (ص 60)
[ اﻟﺘﺮاﻭﻳﺢ ﺃﻭ ﻗﻴﺎﻡ ﺭﻣﻀﺎﻥ]
ﻭﻳﻨﺪﺏ اﻟﺘﺮاﻭﻳﺢ، ﻭﻫﻲ: ﻛﻞ ﻟﻴﻠﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺭﻣﻀﺎﻥ ﻋﺸﺮﻭﻥ ﺭﻛﻌﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺠﻤﺎﻋﺔ، ﻭﻳﺴﻠﻢ ﻣﻦ ﻛﻞ ﺭﻛﻌﺘﻴﻦ، ﻓﻠﻮ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺃﺭﺑﻌﺎ ﺑﺘﺴﻠﻴﻤﺔ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺼﺢ.
ﻭﻳﻮﺗﺮ ﺑﻌﺪﻫﺎ ﺟﻤﺎﻋﺔ، ﺇﻻ ﻟﻤﻦ ﻳﺘﻬﺠﺪ ﻓﻴﺆﺧﺮﻩ، ﻭﻳﻘﻨﺖ ﻓﻲ اﻷﺧﻴﺮﺓ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻨﺼﻒ اﻷﺧﻴﺮ ﺑﻘﻨﻮﺕ اﻟﺼﺒﺢ، ﺛﻢ ﻳﺰﻳﺪ: اﻟﻠﻬﻢ ﺇﻧﺎ ﻧﺴﺘﻌﻴﻨﻚ … ﺇﻟﻰ ﺁﺧﺮﻩ.
ﻭﻭﻗﺖ اﻟﻮﺗﺮ ﻭاﻟﺘﺮاﻭﻳﺢ ﻣﺎ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺻﻼﺓ اﻟﻌﺸﺎء ﻭﻃﻠﻮﻉ اﻟﻔﺠﺮ.

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