The Length Of Sh. Al-Albaanee’s Tarawee Prayer


Shaikh Muhammad Ziyaad at-Tuklah, may Allaah reward him, said:

“I asked Shaikh Muhammad Eed al-Abbaasee about the worship of Shaikh al-Albaani so he said:

‘We would pray the night prayer [taraaweeh in Ramadaan] with some brothers. Shaikh al-Albaani would get up and lead us in a long prayer which would be almost three hours long. During it he would implement [even] the smallest of Sunnahs. He would make the bowing and prostration long.

The bowing [rukoo’] would be about eight to nine minutes long.

And when he would sit he would ask Allaah for forgiveness and praise him between every two rak’ahs.

And because of how long the Shaikh would make the night prayer we would fear, as occurs in the hadith, that we might miss the suhoor meal. And when praying behind him we would feel tranquillity, devoutness [khushoo], and calmness.’ “

[Al-Imaam al-Albaani, Duroos, wa Mawaaqif, wa Ibar, of Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad Abdullaah as-Sadhaan, pp. 88-89.

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2 Responses to “The Length Of Sh. Al-Albaanee’s Tarawee Prayer”

  1. bro quck question; do u have to recite the takbeer when doing the sujood of the tilaawat? as i see some imams reciting it and some dont

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      There is ikhtilaaf on this issue.

      One group of scholars (Group A) say that you should say takbeer when going down and when coming up, and they use qiyaas (analogy) by saying that there should be a statement (takbeer) with every movement in the salaah.

      Another group of scholars (Group B) do not use qiyaas and quote a hadeeth where it is reported that the Messenger of Allaah (saw) said takbeer when going down, but not when going up.

      And a third group of scholars (Group C) also say that there should be no qiyaas (as Group B say) but state that the hadeeth quoted by “Group B” is unauthentic, hence this group of scholars say there is no takbeer for going down and no takbeer for coming back up.

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