Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Taraweeh congregational prayer was never performed by the Prophet and was not existing even in the time of Abu Bakr. First person who initiate Taraweeh was Omar Ibn Al-Khattab in the year 14 after Hijra. Omar himself called it a Bid'ah as you can see in Saheeh Al-Bukhari (1871) and Mussannaf Ibn Abi Shaibah (7588) and Sunan Al-Bayhaqi (1817) and Mussannaf Abdul Razzaq 7481 and many other Sunni books.

Many Sunni scholars admit that Omar was the first who started Taraweeh.

We, the followers of Ahlul Bayt take our religion from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) not from Omar or any other rulers. That is why we perform Night Prayer individually as the Prophet taught us and never do the Bid'ah of Taraweeh.

Wassalam.