Series Regarding the Number of Rakah for Taraweeh
No. 2 Umar -RadhiAllahu anhu- ordered to pray Eleven Rakah
Shaykh Muhammad Nasir uddeen Albaani said:
‘As for Umar – RadhiAllahu anhu – then he commanded with praying eleven Rakah, as was narrated by Malik in al Muwatta from Muhammad bin Yusuf from as-Saib bin Yazeed that he said:
‘Umar bin al Khattab ordered Ubayy bin Ka’ab and Tameem ad-Daaree that they should lead the people in prayer with eleven Rakah.
As-Saib said: indeed the recitor would read two hundred Ayaat, so much so that we would lean on walking sticks due to the long prayer, we would not leave until the break of dawn for the Fajr prayer.’
Shaykh Albaani commented saying: this chain is Saheeh jiddan. [Salatul Taraweeh – Albaani p.45]
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya