Series Regarding the Number of Rakah for Taraweeh
No. 7 Does the person who only prays the Sunnah amount of Taraweeh still receive the reward of the whole of Qayyam al Layl?
Whilst discussing the number of Rakah for Taraweeh the questioner mentions:
If a person leaves from the prayer before the Imam leaves away from the Taraweeh prayer. Does he get the reward of the Qayyam al-Layl or not?
Shaykh Albaani: Where? Here?
The Questioner: If a person leaves before the Imam leaves away from the Taraweeh prayer.
Shaykh Albaani: The answer is, what did the Messenger mean by the word Imam? The Imam who establishes the Sunnah or other than him? What do you think?
The Questioner: The one who establishes the Sunnah.
Shaykh Albaani: Fine! Therefore, do not follow the one who does not establish the Sunnah.’ [Rihlat ul-Noor 30]
The Practice of the Imams of the Sunnah & Hadeeth in Our Times
• Abbas Abu Yahya asked Abu layla al-Athari -the Jordanian brother who used to record the Shaykh’s lectures- what did Shaykh Albaani used to do when he would pray Taraweeh in al-Haram in Makkah?
He answered he would leave after 10 Rakah.
• Abbas Abu Yahya would see the Shaykh, Mujahid Rabee bin Hadi al-Madkhali pray Taraweeh in the Masjid an-Nabawi and leave after 10 Rakah.