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Tarawih (تراويح) also spelled Taraweeh, are extra prayers which Muslims read at night in the month of Ramadan.[1] The details of how the Tarawih are to be said is different between the different branches of Islam. Tarawih prayers are made up of a number of prayer phrases and actions, raka‘āt, said in pairs.[1] Hanafis and Shafi'i say there are 20 raka‘āt,[2] some Hanabalis say it is only eight,[3] while others say 20. Malikis say there are 36, and the Ahl al-Hadeeth say it is 8.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Tarawih Prayer". albalagh.net. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. "Rak'ahs of Salaat al-Taraweeh". masud.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  3. "Al-Albani Unveiled - Taraweeh 8 or 20?". masud.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2010.