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Section : The Witr Prayer.Its excellence and justification: The witr prayer is one that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam practiced and which he encouraged others to practice. As such, praying witr comes under as-sunnah al-mu'akkadah.'Ali says: "The witr prayer is not required like your obligatory prayers, but the Prophet would perform the witr prayer and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.011B.

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Section : Time for witr prayer.All the scholars agree that the time for the witr prayer does not begin until after salatul 'isha and it continues until the time of salatul fajr.Abu Tamim al-Jishani relates that 'Amr ibn al-'Aas was addressing the people during a Friday Khutbah and he said: "Abu Basra related to me … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.012.

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Section : Nature and number of rak'at for witr.It is permissible to perform the witr by praying two rak'at [and concluding them] and then praying one rak'ah with a tashahud and taslim. Likewise, it is allowed to pray all the rak'at with two tashahuds and one taslim. One may pray a number of rak'at, one … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.013.

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Section : Recitation in the witr.It is permissible to recite after al-Fatihah any surah which one wishes to recite. 'Ali says: "There is not a part of the Qur'an that is obsolete, so make the witr prayer of whatever you wish from it." However, it is preferred to recite, in the first of the three … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.015.

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Section : Al-Qunut in the Witr.It is part of sunnah to supplicate with qunut in the witr prayer during the entire year. Ahmad, at-Tirmizhi, an-Nasa'i, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, and others record that al-Hassan ibn 'Ali said: "The Messenger of Allah taught me the [following] words to say in the witr prayer: 'O Allah, guide … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.015A.

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Section : How to perform the qunut.It is permissible to make the qunut before going into ruku' (bowing), or lt may be recited when one stands up straight after the ruku'. Humaid says: "I asked Anas: 'Is the qunut before or after the ruku'?' He said: 'We would do it before or after.'" This was … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.016.

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Section : Supplications after the witr.It is preferred for a person to say after the taslim: "Glory be to the Master, the Holy," three times aloud, saying the third time: "Lord of the angels and the souls." Abu Dawud and anNasa'i record that Ubayy ibn Ka'b said: "The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam would recite al-A'la … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.017.

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Section : Prohibition of two witr prayers in one night.Whoever has performed the witr prayer and then wishes to do some more, he may do so but he is not to repeat the witr.Abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i, and at-Tirmizhi have recorded from 'Ali that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: "There are no two witr … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.017A.

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Section : Making up a missed witr.According to al-Baihaqi and al-Hakim, the majority of the scholars maintain that it is correct to make qada' for a missed witr prayer. Al-Hakim grades the following report by Abu Hurairah as sahih according to the criterion of al-Bukhari and Muslim.Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet said: "If the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.018.

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Section : Al-Qunut in the five prayers.It is legitimate to recite the qunut aloud in any of the five daily prayers at those times when Muslims are faced with calamities. Ibn 'Abbas relates that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alehi wasallam made qunut consecutively for one month in the zuhr, 'asr, maghrib, 'isha, and fajr … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.018A.

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Section : Al-Qunut in salatul fajr.It is not correct to make qunut in the dawn prayer except during times of calamity, in which case it may be made in any of the five daily prayers. Abu Malik al-Ashja'i said: "My father prayed behind the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam when he was sixteen years old, and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.019.