20 Raka’at Taraweeh – The custom of the Sahabah
We learn from the Hadith of Sunan Abu Dawood that the Sahabah offered Taraweeh as a congregational prayer in the Masjid. 20 Raka’at of Taraweeh have beeen mentioned in various Hadith that in the era of Hadhrat ‘Umar, Hadhrat ‘Uthman and Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with them), 20 Raka’at of Taraweeh was offered.
This is that blessed era in which most of the Sahabah were present and people would come from all over the world to them and learn the teachings of Islam. They would value the customs and the practices of the Sahabah. In the following lines, we will learn how these beacons of guidance offered 20 Raka’at of Taraweeh.