Taraweeh prayer is a sunnah prayer which is done in Ramadhan .By performing fasting Ramadhan and taraweeh prayer, we can get many advantages and virtues (read: fasting Ramadhan and its intercession, the virtues of taraweeh prayer).
Laws of Taraweeh prayer in Ramadhan is muakkad sunnah means that it is very recommended as its value as the night prayer or other qiyamul lail such as Tahajjud prayer (read: tahajjud prayer in Ramadhan, benefit of tahajjud and virtues of tahajjud).
مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيْمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ متفق عليه.
“Those who are maintain his night praye during Ramadhan because Imam and getting rewards from Allah SWT, indeed, he will be forgiven all of his past sins.” (Hadidh Muttafaq alaih).
نَّ رَمَضَانَ شَهْرٌ فَرَضَ الله صِيَامَهُ وَإِنِّيْ سَنَنْتُ لِلْمُسْلِمِيْنَ قِيَامَهُ، فَمَنْ صَامَهُ وَقَامَهُ إِيْمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا خَرَجَ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ كَيَوْمِ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ خرجه النسائي، وقال: الصواب عن أبي هريرة
“Indeed, Ramadhan is a month whereas I am mandate to do fasting and it is sunnah of its night prayers. Those who are implementing fasting and night prayer at the month because of Imam and expecting rewards from Allah SWT, he will get freedom from all his sins as if as he was born.” (HR. Abu Hurairah).
There are many Virtues of taraweeh prayer and we will get intercession of taraweeh prayer every night in differences such as from body health, soul and faith.
Benefit of Physical
There are some benefits if we are doing taraweeh prayer in routine during Ramadhan:
- Make bones and hinges become healthy
Taraweeh is one prayer which consists of several rakaats. It is believed that by doing taraweeh prayer, the movement of our prayer can help to make our bones and hinges healthier.
- Reduce glucose
During breakfasting time, we are usually consuming sweet food or drink which is danger for our body especially those who have diabetes. The sweet food and drink can increase our glucose faster and has bad impact to our body. Taraweeh is one of activities whereas its movement is very useful to reduce the glucose after breakfasting.
2. Burn calories
During Ramadhan we can select taraweeh as one of activities to burn calories due to the limited time to do sport. To burn calories from the food and drink at the breakfasting time, we can do a taraweeh prayer. Aside of exercise at night, we can also get the rewards of doing night prayer as well. [AdSense-B]
3. Improve brain function
By doing taraweeh in routine every night, it is believed can improve our brain function and maintain food nutrition which is needed by our brain so it can work optimally. It can help people to more concentrate especially during working though when they have fasting (read: tips fasting while working).
4. Overcoming stress
It is also believed that taraweeh can help people to reduce the stress level after whole day activities. Still, it needs to be done in a routine so we can get the benefit from it.
5. Improve mood
There are many things can rude our mood during fasting and it is the reason we are recommended to hold our lust especially anger and annoyed.
Taraweeh can be our choice to bring back our mood and overcome stress because when taraweeh, our body especially brain will release endorphin substance that caused us to get the feeling more comfort and better.
6. Maintain heart health
The movements of taraweeh can help the balance of our heart. It can be said that taraweeh has the equal effect with the cardio exercise or heart gymnastic and it is already being a research at the University of Harvard.
7. Improve body endurance
By doing taraweeh in a routine, it is also believed that it can improve our body endurance especially those who already aged or parents.
The movements of taraweeh prayer can trigger our body reaction to stronger our immune cell. This is the cause of our body is avoiding from diseases during fasting in Ramadhan.
8. Improve stamina
Have a good stamina during fasting in Ramadhan is always being a wish for everyone. It can help us to avoid sleepy at noon and exhausted as well when we are doing activities.
Benefit of spiritual
Taraweeh is not only good for our health, but it can also give us serenity and mental healthiness when we are doing it in a heartfelt and consistent. Below are some benefits of doing taraweeh as spiritual:
- Increase our Godly to Allah SWT
It is one of sunnah prayers that can increase our Godly to Allah SWT during Ramadhan whereas all of worship we are doing in Ramadhan will get double rewards.
2. Give serenity to soul
Like a mandatory prayer and sunnah prayer such as tahajjud prayer (read: benefit of tahajjud prayer, the virtues of tahajjud prayer and tahajjud in Ramadhan), taraweeh can also make our heart calm and comfort. It is cause the effect of our body which is mentioned previously that taraweeh can overcome the stress and depression.
3. Increase social solidarities
Taraweeh which is done in congregation with others can make the hospitality relationship, among muslim and stronger ukhuwah islamiah in between of it.
4. Eliminate social gap
Taraweeh is usually held in public area like mosque or mushola. Here, all of people are gathering and bled from all level without any discrimination to do prayer.
Those are the old and the young, the rich and the poor; they are overriding their status at the mosque and have one intention only which is doing prayer in congregation. The only difference among them is located in their faith and Godly to Allah SWT.
5. Teach patience
Aside of fasting Ramadhan, taraweeh is also teach us to be more patience because it has many rakaats comparing with other sunnah prayer. [AdSense-C]
We are recommended to following the Imam instruction and movement until it is finished and so we can get the benefit as if as we are doing a whole night prayer rewards.
مَنْ قَامَ مَعَ الإِمَامِ حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ كُتِبَ لَهُ قِيَامُ لَيْلَةٍ )) رواه أصحاب السنن
“Those who are establish a night prayer with an Imam until it is finished, it will recorded his prayer as if as he is prayer a whole night prayer.”
In conclusion, we are expecting to implement fasting and taraweeh worships in smoothly in Ramadhan. Hope this article can increase our knowledge in its relation to the Ramadhan month.