Taraweeh Prayers during Ramadan Everything you should know about

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Taraweeh Prayers

In the month of Ramadan Muslims use to do Fasting, pray, charity, etc. with the belief that they will get a good reward from Allah on the Day of Judgment. Muslims use to offer extra prayers other the regular five times prayer. And this prayer is after the Ishaan Prayer which is the 5th prayer of the day at Night and this Prayer is called Taraweeh Prayer. This prayer is of 20 Rakats each set is of 2 Rakats like this they perform 10 sets of 2 Rakats and they will take rest after every 4(2+2) Rakats. After this 20 Rakats of Prayer they will pray 3 Rakats of Vitr Prayer.

In this Taraweeh Prayer the Imam (The Head of the Mosque) use to recite the whole Quran in prayer and they complete this Quran in the month of Ramadan. Generally each day this Taraweeh prayer takes One hour to One and Half Hour to complete.



Taraweeh is an Arabic word which means “To Take Rest”. In This Taraweeh Prayer After every 4 (2+2) Rakats they use to take rest and in Some Mosques they use to translate into understandable language that what they have recited from the Quran. After that they use to make a short Dua then they again continue for the rest of the prayers. So these are where the name derived from the Rest after 4 Rakats.

What to Be Considered Before Taraweeh Prayers:

  1. Once in a Year:

Ramadan comes once in a year and it is believed that every good deeds and devotion are multiplied by 70 times and Taraweeh is a submission to Allah by the Muslims they use to pray and finishes the whole Quran by standing in prayer in the month of Ramadan, So don’t miss the chance of Taraweeh prayer. According to the Sahih Bukhari “Whoever Prayed at night in it (the Month of Ramadan) out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

  1. Reach Early to The Mosque:

Reaching early to the mosque for prayer is a good habit, so that you can offer all your Sunna, Nafil and Vitr Prayers and you can have abulation easily, you will get your choice space in mosque and even for parking you can park your vehicle easily.

  1. Focus on what is Being Recited:

Try to be focused on what is being recited as it is really long prayer and you have to pray standing so it is common to get distracted while praying. So try to keep focus and try to recite yourself what is being recited this will make your concentration on prayer other than any worldly thoughts.



  1. Don’t forget your Daily Five-Times Prayer:

It is equally important to pray your all five time prayer before Taraweeh try to offer all Sunna, Nafil and Vitr Prayers. How can we offer extra prayers if we do not offer the Fard Prayers? So try to pray all your five time prayers before Taraweeh and on Time.

  1. Clear Intentions & Eliminate Negativity:

Taraweeh prayers are offered once in a year, and in this prayers we finishes the whole Quran. So we have to be very alert and fully devoted in prayer, we don’t have to involve in thinking any worldly thoughts and in arguing with anyone wasting time in useless things. We have to keep smile on our face and try to be positive in all the situations.

  1. Try to be in the First Row:

It is believed that praying in first row means getting more blessings. So be on time and try to be in the first row. But if the first row is filled then don’t push or don’t force to pray in the first row. Try the next best option and Pray. And be on time next day to pray in the first row.

  1. Don’t eat too Much Before Taraweeh:

After finishing the fast don’t eat too much as in Taraweeh prayer you will feel uncomfortable. As it can lead you to stomach pain or vomiting effect. So after finishing the fast eat just as much as you required and after Taraweeh you can have a little bit more food. As after Taraweeh prayers you will feel little bit Hungry due the physical activity involved in the prayer.

  1. Don’t Miss Any Taraweeh Prayer:

In Taraweeh prayer the whole Quran is completed in prayers and this is done by reciting a particular part of Quran each day and if you missed any of the Taraweeh then you have missed that part of the Quran.



  1. Know what is being recited and which chapter is recited:

Try to ask with the Imam of the mosque that how he is completing the Quran and which chapter they read next day and try to read the translation of that part in your home or in the mosque. This will make you better understand the quran. Nowdays Quran is available in many Languages in translation so pick the language you understand and learn it.

  1. Taraweeh in One Mosque:

Try to Complete your all Taraweeh Prayers in a single mosque, becaues in various mosque Imams can complete the Quran in various days. Which can miss match your qurans Recitment by the Imam in Prayer, Means in few mosque the Imams use to complete the Quran two time in ramadan so they use to cover large part of the Quran in a single day and in few mosque the Quran is completed in 27 Day after that taraweeh continues but from the beginning of the quran.

  1. Taraweeh Starts one Day Before:

Remember Taraweeh Prayers Starts one day before the Ramadan starts. So don’t forget to attend the taraweeh prayer.

  1. Make Dua:

Nothing can be achieved without the blessing of the Allah, so try to make Loads of loads of Dua (Wishes) Allah Accepts the Dua which are Prayed out of sincere faith and hoping. And Make Dua for forgiving all the previous sins.

 

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Friday – The Best Day of the Week and How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum’ah)

Friday – The Best Day of the Week and How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum’ah)

Mohammed is quoted as saying

“The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allah created Adam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other day than Friday.” [Ahmad and At-At-Tirmithi].

Abu Hurayrah also quoted Mohammed:

“Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, perfumes himself if he has perfume, wears the best of his clothes, then goes to the mosque and offers as many prayers as he wishes while not harming anybody, then listens quietly while the Imam speaks until he offers the prayer, will have all his sins between that Friday and the next forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari].

Aws ibn Aws, narrated that the prophet said:

“Whoever performs Ghusl on Friday and causes (his wife) to do ghusl, then goes early to the mosque and attends from the beginning of the Khutbah and draws near to the Imam and listens to him attentively, Allah will give him the full reward of fasting all the days of a year and observing night-vigil on each of its nights for every step that he took towards the mosque.”[Ibn Khuzaymah, Ahmad].

Further, Mohammed said

“Any Muslim who dies during the day or night of Friday will be protected by Allah from the trial of the grave.” [At-Tirmithi and Ahmad].

How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Sunnah For Jummah Prayer)

[In Short]

Salat Friday Prayer (Jumma) TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE
TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE





A) TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE

  1. Trim fingernails and toenails
  2. Do Mishwak.
  3. Take a Ghusl (Islamic Bath)
  4. Perfume yourself (lightly in the case of women)
  5. Wear good clothes
Friday Prayer recite Suraj al Khaf
Friday Prayer Recite Suraj al Khaf

B) RECITE SURAH KAHF

  1. Read all of Soorah Kahf.
  2. Memorize the first 10 and last 10 verses.
Juma'h Prayer (Friday Con- Gregational Prayer) PRAY FOR THE PROPHET (saw) OFTEN ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once
Juma’h Prayer ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once

C) PRAY FOR THE PROPHET (saw) OFTEN ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once

  1. 10 sins forgiven
  2. Allah blesses you 10 times
  3. 10 good deeds are written
  4. You are elevated 10 rank

All about Jummu’ah (Friday Prayer) MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET
MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET




D) MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET

  1. There is such an hour on Friday that is any Muslim makes Dua in it, his du’a will definitely be accpeted

[In Detail]

Step 1 Find a Friday prayer service Use Muslim acquaintances or a Website to find a Friday prayer service near you. Most are held around lunchtime.

Quick Tip:

Friday prayer services do not always happen in a mosque. University students often arrange Friday prayers in an empty hall or auditorium. Mosques in urban areas host prayers in satellite locations, such as downtown office buildings or even churches.

Step 2 Purify your intention As with all acts in Islam, take a quiet moment to purify your intention, affirming that you plan to attend Friday prayers for God’s sake alone.

Quick Tip:

While Friday is usually a holiday in Muslim-majority countries, it’s a regular workday elsewhere, and some men are not able to attend as a result. Do your best to fit Friday prayers into your work schedule.

Step 3 Take a shower or bath If you are able and you have time, take a shower or bath on Friday morning, as this practice was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad, who advised his followers to keep clean.

Step 4 Dress in clean, modest clothes Dress in clean, modest clothes. For men, this means no shorts. For women, this means covering the arms and legs, avoiding tight or revealing clothing, and bringing along a headscarf.

Quick Tip:

Cologne is recommended for men, but perfume for women should be avoided.

Step 5 Remove your shoes When entering the mosque or prayer area, remove your shoes. This is the moment of truth for your socks!

Step 6 Enter prayer area with right foot first Enter the prayer area with your right foot first. If the mosque is segregated according to gender, women should enter the women’s area, and men should enter the men’s area.

Quick Tip:

If you have small children, you may prefer to leave them at home. If you need to, however, you can bring them. Children of all ages are a common sight at Friday prayers. If a child is very disruptive, or if a baby can’t stop crying, however, you may have to leave with them.

Step 7 Offer voluntary prayer If you are Muslim, offer two cycles of voluntary prayer, known as tahyatul masjid salah, which means literally, ‘the prayer to greet the mosque.’

Quick Tip:

If you are not Muslim, take a moment to sit quietly and offer your own prayers.





Step 8 Sit next to other congregants on the floor Sit next to other congregants on the floor. Choose the available space closest to the front of the room. In other words, the front rows should be filled first, particularly because the back rows should be left open for latecomers.

Step 9 Listen to adhan Listen as a fellow congregant gives the adhan, or call to prayer. This means the Friday prayer service has begun; refrain from talking at this point.

Step 10 Sit quietly & listen to imam Sit quietly and listen while the imam, or prayer leader, offers a sermon, or khutbah. The first half the khutbah is the longest, followed by a brief period when the imam will sit down and offer silent prayers. Then he will stand again to deliver the shorter final section of the sermon.

Quick Tip:

A sermon will always open and close with words in Arabic. Hopefully, the language of the sermon itself will be one you understand. If not, be patient and ask someone near you for a translation when it is over.

Step 11 Listen to iqaamah After the sermon, a man will stand to give the iqaamah, a shortened version of the call to prayer, which indicates the prayer itself is about to commence.

Step 12 Line up shoulder to shoulder Stand up and move so you are standing shoulder to shoulder with the people on your left and right, forming a straight line that faces the qibla, or direction pointing to Mecca. Your shoulders, arms or feet can be lightly touching other people’s.

Quick Tip:

If you are not Muslim, ask someone where you can sit to observe the prayers. Generally, non-Muslims should not join in the prayer.

Step 13 Perform salat Perform two cycles of the ritual prayer, or salat, following along with the imam.

Step 14 Greet other people When the prayer is over, be sure to greet the people praying on either side of you when they are finished, either by shaking their hands and saying, ‘May Allah accept your prayers,’ or by simply smiling.

Step 15 Make a charitable contribution If you wish, make a charitable contribution as you leave. Boxes for contributions are generally available near the exit.

Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur'an with 110 ayat reads Sura Kahf on Friday with Translation small
Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur’an with 110 ayat reads Sura Kahf on Friday with Translation small

[Recite Surah Al Kahf Here]

Surat Al Kahf has immense blessings.

Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal. (Sahih muslim Book 004, Hadith 1766)

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet SAW said: “Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu’ah to the next.” (an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim)

 

[READ SURAT AL KAHF HERE]

 

 

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Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal

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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad

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