ثار الىاردة في القيام بعشرين ركعت في رمضان
Guided way and narrations regarding twenty Taravih in Ramadaan
Qiam al Lail or offering additional long night prayers is a consistent and proven tradition of the holy prophet PBUH. He PBUH used to consistently pray and used also to encourage his companions to offer them. While about offering taravih in the Ramadan he never insisted upon it or imposed it on them as he didn’t specify the number of rakats to be offered. So, some of his companions preferred lesser rakats with long recitations in them while others opted for more raktas with shorter recitation.
Later on, the specific number of the prayer emerged as a disputed matter. Religious scholars disputed over whether the preferred number of rakat was eight or twenty. Here in this article we have collected all such traditions and narrations which prove the case of twenty rakats as preferred and approved number of taravih. In this article we will also discuss how Hazrat Umer RA, during his era, managed systematic offering of taravih in collective manner and twenty in number.