During the holy month of Ramadan, special prayers called Taraweeh are conducted after Ishaa “Evening” prayer. The word taraweeh comes from an Arabic word which means to rest and relax. This prayer are prayed in pairs of two and can be prayed in at least 20 rakaat (are the prescribed movements and words followed by Muslims during Salah) and it involve prayers reading long portions of the Qur’an.
Taraweeh prayers commonly take place in masjids where Muslims pray in congregation. Rakats vary from 2 to 20 cycles, depending on the imam leading them. It is recommended that Muslims attend the taraweeh prayers in the (after ’Isha). This is true for both men and women. However, one may also perform the prayers individually at home. These prayers are voluntary not compulsory, but are strongly recommended and widely practiced.