In this series of posts i will try to give as much Daleel as possible that Taraweeh is 20 Rakaats and people who say that its either 8 or 11 do not have valid Daleel.
I will also try to highlight different analytical aspects of the Hadiths, practices of the Ummah for the last 1400 years, the saying and verdicts of the Salaf and answers to some of the arguments which are put forward by the other side.
So in this post you will see the Daleel and that Taraweeh and Tahajjud are two seperate prayers.
Part 1 - Taraweeh is 20 Rakaats
20 Rakaat Taraweeh Proven by the Statement of Narrator Abu Usman Al Basri(R)
The hadith on 20 Rakaat narrated by Abu Usman Al Basri(R) has been attested by Imam Bayhaqi(R) at another place.
Reference: Mu'arif As Sunan
Imam Bayhaqi(R) considers Abu Usman Al Basri(R) Siqah (Trustworthy) and thats is why he has approved and attested this hadith as Sahih.
Reference: Mu'arif As-Sunan Wal Aasaar Book 3, Page 15
A Muslim brother told me a story today I would like to share.
He went somewhere to pay a parking ticket. When he arrived there were some Christians outside. They were on preaching about Christianity and handing out pamphlets. He refused to take a pamphlet from them politely saying, "No thank you." The Christian man responded angrily, "Muhammed didn't die on the cross." The Muslim brother was shocked by this statement and replied, "Jesus didn't die on the cross either." The Christian then got upset and started screaming at him. The Muslim said to myself it's Ramadan, I shouldn't agrue with this man and just said "Peace be upon you," and walked away.
Quran:Verse 4:156-159 "That they rejected Faith; That they uttered against Mary A grave false charge; That they said (in boast): 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah.' But they killed him not, Nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay, Allah raised him up Unto Himself; and Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise. And there is none of the people of the book (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (Jesus) Before his death; And on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness Against them."