‘Express’ Terawih Prayers In Kuala Terengganu


During this holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world try their very best to attain God’s blessings and do as much good as they can. We try to be more patient, we pray a little more, we more good food, and the list goes on.

And in Ramadan, Muslims also perform this special prayers at night in the mosque called Terawih.

Normally, it takes a minimum of 40 minutes to complete, but it seems like the people in Kuala Terengganu must be in a rush as they manage to finish the prayer within 25 minutes!

The reporter from Harian Metro that attended Buluh Gading Mosque to perform his prayer realised that the Terawih prayer that started at 8.50pm was completed at only 9.15pm in comparison to the prayers performed in other mosques which normally finishes at 9.30pm.

And the reason as to why the prayer was very quick was due to Ustaz Mastura Mohamad, the imam for the Terawih prayer as he had only read a single sentence from surah Al-Baqarah and other surahs after the compulsory surah al-Fatihah, Harian Metro reports.

Mastura said the tradition of shortening the Terawih prayer dates since his late grandfather’s time, Yusof Salleh during the early eighties which was then continued by his father Mohamad Yusof up to 2004.

The imam of Buluh Gading Mosque further explains that people assume they had quicken the Terawih prayers but in fact, all they had done was shortened it by reading shorter verses from the Quran.