Tarawih is prayed with eleven or thirteen rak`ahs

Q 5: Sometimes, the Imam speeds up in reciting during Tarawih (special supererogatory night Prayer in Ramadan), to the extent that the person offering prayer behind him can not catch up with him in reciting or even completing Al-Fatihah, what is the ruling on this? Is the prayer valid?

A: It is Mashru` (Islamically acceptable) for such person to seek another Imam who recites and offers prayers slowly. If this is not available, he can perform Tarawih alone at his home. And Muslims should advise this Imam to recite and pray slowly, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Religion is sincerity (in advice, acts, and so on). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.