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  • Praying the Three-Rak’ah Witr Prayer Two Rak’ahs and Then One Date: 22-3-2020

    assalamu alaykum. I have a question: Is it permissible to pray 2 rakkas of witr at the masjid and then pray the one rakaa left at home? i read that the prophet used to seperate the thrid and second rakaa of witr for a certain matter in saheeh al bukhari. What about If i m not a hanafi but the masjid people are hanafis, then is it permissible? .. More

  • Raise Hands when Standing for Third Rak’ah in Witr Prayer Date: 7-10-2018

    If we pray 3 rakah witr with one tasleem, do we have to do rafaidayn after standing from second rakah?( Point to be noted that I am NOT asking about raising hands in Qunoot. I am asking before even starting reciting surah fatiha, do we have to do rafiuldayn?) In the hadith of sahih bukhari there is no mention of Tashahud but mention of rakah, has any.. More

  • Should One Pray the Witr with the Imam or Individually Date: 4-9-2018

    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA ROHMATULLOHI WABARAKAATUH Sheikh,in our country people follows Hanafi Madhab,thus in the RAMADAAN after Taraweeh the Imam leads the Witr Prayer Praying like Maghrib Salaat that is sitting after 2nd Rakah recites Tashahhud then stands up for the 3rd Rakah without Tasleem then recites Faatiha and a Surah following it and then raise.. More

  • Different manners of praying Witr and reciting Qunoot Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs.The Hanafis give the following hadiths as evidence regarding the Witr prayer and that one is to say the Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar) and raise his hands like one does when he starts a prayer and then recite the Qunoot supplication: 1) Ibn Abi Shaybah narrated in his Musannaf (no. 7021) from.. More

  • Interrupting Fajr prayer to pray missed Witr Date: 1-1-2018

    The other day, I was praying the Fajr in congregation, and while praying, I remembered that I had not prayed the Witr, so I broke off my prayer and prayed the Witr and then joined the congregation for the Fajr. Did I do anything wrong? Is there anything else I could have done? Could I have changed the intention during the prayer towards praying the.. More

  • Ruling on saying ‘Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you.’ Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on saying, “Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you,” to caution the worshippers? I said this in the heat of the moment because someone told me to, and I asked myself whether or not it is a Bid‘ah (religious innovation) after I said it (but my heart leaned more towards that it is Bid‘ah because I heard one.. More

  • Tawarruk in three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer Date: 22-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I pray a three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer with one sitting, should I do Tawarruk (sitting with the buttocks on the ground whith both feet on the right side of the body) in that last sitting or not? .. More

  • Manner of performing Witr prayer Date: 18-11-2017

    In terms of performance, bowing, reciting, and so on, what is different about the Witr prayer from the five daily prayers? Is my Witr prayer acceptable if I pray one unit of Witr prayer but I perform it just like the five daily prayers from the Takbeer (saying: Allaahu Akbar) to the Tasleem (ending the prayer with the Salaam greeting)? .. More

  • Praying Witr as three units with two Tashahhuds Date: 5-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. May Allaah always protect you, Ameen. I had already posted my question but received an error page from the website, hence I am posting it again. I live and work in Oman, and in the mosque close to my house and most other mosques, the Witr is prayed in the same manner as the Maghrib prayer, with three.. More

  • Religious ruling on speaking, eating and drinking between Ash-Shaf’ and Al-Witr Date: 13-1-2014

    What is the religious ruling on speaking, eating and drinking between the two-Rak‘ah prayer of Ash-Shaf’ and one-Rak‘ah prayer of Al-Witr? May Allaah The Almighty Reward you generously. .. More

  • Offering two Rak‘ahs after Witr and before Fajr prayer Date: 26-12-2012

    What does Az-Zahhaafah prayer mean? Is it permissible to offer two Rak‘ahs after Witr and before Fajr prayer?.. More

  • Opinions of scholars regarding Witr at the time of combining prayers Date: 26-12-2012

    In Bosnia, we are exposed to snow and other difficult weather conditions and this compels us to combine prayers. The question is, when we combine Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ prayers at the time of Maghrib, should we offer the Sunnah (i.e. two supererogatory prayers) of Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ along with the Witr after we finish combining prayers or.. More

  • Making the intention in the two Rak’ahs before the Rak'ah of Witr Date: 26-6-2011

    assalamu alaikum Could you please tell me that while praying 3 rakat witr prayer with two tasleem, what intention should I have in the first two rakat? intention for witr prayer or sunnah prayer? jazak Allah khairan.. More

  • How to make up for Witr in daytime Date: 19-8-2009

    1) When we make up witr prayer in daytime, since we should do it in even numbers, like four rakahs instead of three, then should we make tashahud in the middle of four rakahs or directly in the last rakah as in the case of three rakahs? 2) If we decide to pray one rakah of witr, one of my friends told me that it should be prayed in the following manner: Fir.. More

  • Praying Tahajjud after praying Witr Date: 2-12-2008

    1. Can namaz-e-tahajud be prayed after vitar?? 2. Is Isha namaz complete/accepted without vitar??.. More