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nothing prevented me from coming out to you, save
that I feared that [that prayer] would be made
obligatory upon you.'And that was during Ramadan.

The above hadith proves that Umar (ra) did not in-
novate performing the Tarawih in congregation as
the slanderers say. Instead the Prophet (sa) himself
led the people in this special prayer during the
month of Ramadan.

The number of Rakats.
Many are confused as to how many rakats the Ta-
rawih should consist of. The correct answer is as