June 22, 2024

Terawih prayer is one of the sunnah worship performed in the month of Ramadan. Terawih prayers are performed at night after the Isha prayer and are performed in congregation in the mosque. However, for some people who cannot or find it difficult to go to the mosque for tarawih prayers, performing tarawih prayers at home can also be done. Here are the procedures for your own tarawih prayer that you can do:

1. Preparation Before Terawih Prayer

Before starting the tarawih prayer, there are some preparations that need to be done:

  • Ablution: Perform ablution perfectly as taught by Prophet Muhammad SAW.
  • Be mentally prepared: Set the intention in your heart to perform the Tarawih prayer with reverence and sincerity.
  • Choose a quiet place: Choose a quiet and comfortable place so you can focus more on worship.

2. Start the Terawih Prayer

After the preparation is complete, you can start the tarawih prayer with the following steps:

  • Intention: Read the intention of the tarawih prayer in your heart to perform sunnah worship with a certain number of rak'ahs.
  • Opening prayer: Recite the Iftita prayer to start the Terawih prayer with full reverence.
  • Pray: Perform the tarawih prayer with the desired number of rakats, usually 11 or 23 rakats.

3. Reading the Qur'an

One of the special features of tarawih prayer is reading the Qur'an in each rak'ah. Here is how to read the Qur'an in tarawih prayer:

  • Choose a mastered letter: Choose letters that you have memorized well so you can read them fluently and recite them correctly.
  • No rush: Read the verses of the Qur'an at a slow tempo and memorize the meaning.

4. Praying after the Terawih Prayer

After completing the tarawih prayer, do not forget to pray to Allah SWT. Here are some prayers that can be recited after the tarawih prayer:

  • Istighfar prayer: Ask God for forgiveness for all sins and mistakes that have been committed.
  • Prayer of application: Ask Allah to give you goodness, blessings and abundant sustenance.

5. Consistency in Performing Terawih Prayers

In order for the prayer itself to be more meaningful, consistency in doing it is very important. Here are some tips to maintain consistency in performing tarawih prayers:

  • Setting targets: Set a target for the number of rak'ahs to be performed each night to be more organized.
  • Creating a routine: Make a schedule of terawih prayers every night so that it becomes an unbroken habit.
  • Motivate yourself: Self-motivation by remembering the rewards and blessings obtained from the worship of terawih prayer.
  • Grateful: Always grateful for the opportunity to be able to perform tarawih prayers even though alone at home.

6. Benefits of performing the Terawih Prayer

Performing terawih prayers has many benefits both physically and spiritually. Some of these benefits include:

  • Getting closer to God: By performing the tarawih prayer, a person can feel his closeness and love to Allah SWT.
  • Cleanse the heart: Terawih prayer can cleanse the heart and soul from all sins and mistakes.
  • Maintain health: Terawih prayer activities can also help maintain a person's physical and mental health.
  • Soothe the mind: With devotion in the tarawih prayer, one can feel calmness and peace in the mind.

7. Closing

Carrying out one's own tarawih prayer at home requires perseverance and consistency. By following the procedures for praying terawih yourself as explained above, it is hoped that you will be able to reap abundant blessings and rewards from Allah SWT. Don't forget to always spend time praying and asking Him to give you the strength to remain steadfast in performing the Tarawih prayer. Hopefully this article will be useful for those of you who want to learn how to pray on your own in the month of Ramadan.