Is Tarawih 8 or 20 Rakats

Is it permissible for two tarawih prayers to be held at the same time in the same Masjid, if the congregants are all agree ?

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Is it permissible for two tarawih prayers to be held simultaneously in the same Masjid if the congregants are all in agreeance?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It is permissible to have to separate congregations of Tarawih prayers in the same Masjid at the same time if the following considerations are upheld:

(1) The Masjid should hold one congregation for the ‘Isha prayer in which all congregants pray together.

(2) The 2 congregations of Tarawih are held in separate places in the Masjid such that one does not disturb the other. For example, one congregation on the ground floor and the second on another level.

[Answered by Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.