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f:860 -    Hadith that Taraweeh is a Sunnah
Country : Dubai,
Name : Noman
Question:     I want to know where is the Hadith in which the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) says that I have declared Taraweeh to be a Sunnah for you.  Please give the reference of this Hadith.
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Answer:     The Hadith about which you are inquiring is present in Sunan Nasai, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Kubra Lil Baihaqui, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, Jame’ Ul Ahadith Wal Maraseel, etc.

The actual Hadith is this:

Translation: Hadhrat Abu Salma Bin Abdur Rahman narrates on the authority of his father, Hadhrat Abdur Rahman (May Allah be well pleased with them) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  Verily, Allah Most High has made the fasts of Ramadhan Obligatory (Fardh) on you and I have declared Taraweeh in it to be a Sunnah.

(Sunan Nasai, Hadith No. 2180; Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith No. 1318; Sunan Kubra Lil Baihaqui, Hadith No. 2520; Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, Hadith No. 13; Jame’ Ul Ahadith Wal Maraseel, Hadith No. 13438; Kanzul Ummal, Hadith No. 23659/23660/23722)

And Allah Most High knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Shaykh ul Fiqh, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]

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