20 Rakaats Taraweeh

Q: In my masjid we pray 20 rakaat for tarweeh and then 3 rakaats for witr.  I have heard many people say that taraweeh should only be 8 rakat and then 3 rakat for witr.  Which of these is the correct sunnah?


A: What they have said is incorrect.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)