How To Pray Witr




A Prescribed Sunnah 

Witr is a confirmed Sunnah which the Muslim should observe regularly and not neglect. 

What is The Time for Praying Witr ?

Witr starts when a person has prayed Ishai and last until dawn begins.

Can We Delay Witr Prayer ?

If anyone afraid that he may not get up in the later part of the night, he should witr in the first part of it; and if anyone is eager to get up in the last part of it, he should observe witr at the end of the night. (Sahih Muslim 755).

What is the Number of Witr Rakah ?

The minimum number of rakahs for Witr is one, but Witr may also be three or five or seven or nine.

How To Pray 3 Rakahs ?

1. To pay them one after the other, with one tashahud at last Rakah.

2. Saying the Tasleem after two Rakah, praying one Rakah on it's own.

What Surah Should Be Recited in Witr Prayer ?

The Sunnah is to recite:

1. Suratul A'la

2. Suratul Kaafirun

3. Suratul Ikhlas 

Dua Al Qunoot

Dua Al Qunoot is recited in the last Rakah of Witr prayer, after bowing or before but bowing (Ruku) is better. 

What to say After finish Witr Prayer ?

It is Mustahabb to say after the Tasleem:

"Subhanal Malikil Quddus" (three times)

Elongating the words the last time.  (Sunnah An-Nasai 1699).

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