Additional Salah During Ramadan
Tarawih prayers are highly recommended, optional salah we offer Allah during Ramadan after ‘Isha prayer but before Witr. For Tarawih prayers we offer between eight and twenty rak‘ah. Optimally, the entire Qur’an is recited by the Imam during Tarawih prayers over the course of the month. If you have the opportunity to pray Tarawih in community, that is better, inshallah, but not required.
Like all sunnah prayers, Tarawih is observed in sets of two rak‘ah, with salams (greetings of peace) after each pair.
After every fourth rak‘ah, recite the du‘a below, then rest for a few moments.
subhana dhi-l-mulki wa-l-malakut
subhana dhi-l-‘izzati wa-l-‘adhmati
subhana-l-maliki-l-hayyi-l-ladhi la yanamu wa la yamut
subbuhun quddusun rabbuna
wa rabbu-l-malaa’ikati war-r-ruh
allahumma ajirna mina-n-nar
ya mujîru ya mujîru ya mujîr
Glorified is the master of Mulk and Malakut*
Glorified is the Possessor of Greatness, Awe, and Power
And Glory, and Grandeur and the Jabarut*
Glorified is the King who is Ever-Living who neither sleeps nor dies
For Him is Purity and Holiness —He is our Lord
and the Lord of the angels and the Spirit
Oh Allah! protect us from the fire
Oh Protector! Oh Protector! Oh Protector!
* Mulk, Malakut and Jabarut are the worlds of the Kingdom, Dominion and Power, corresponding to physical reality, the angelic world, and the world of the spirit
During Ramadan it is recommended that one offer witr in a group after praying tarawih, unless one intends to pray the night vigil prayer (tahajjud), in which case one should postpone witr until after the night vigil prayer. Witr is among the most strongly confirmed of all sunnah practices and observing it at the end of every night’s worship (in solitary prayer outside of Ramadan) is a great blessing.