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Is the Witr Prayer Mandatory?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is the witr prayer mandatory and do I have to make it up if I haven’t prayed it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, the Hanafi school deems the witr prayer to be operationally obligatory (fard ‘amali). Consequently, if it is missed, it needs to be […]

What Is the Correct Wording of the Qunut Supplication?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I find different books and websites showing me a different text of the Qunut supplication, even though they all seem to be citing the same sources. Often even the harakaat on the same words are different in different sources. As you can imagine, this can be incredibly […]

Should I Make up Missed Witr Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have missed a lot of prayers in the past, and i am slowly making them up. I have read that the opinion of Imam Muhammad and Abu Yusuf is that the witr prayer is not wajib. Can I take this opinion and not make them up? […]

Could You Teach Me the Qunut Supplication for the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Could you please teach me the Qunut Supplication in the most simple, yet accurate way possible? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The following excerpt is extracted from Shaykh Faraz Khan’s Ascent to Felicity (192): اللّهمَّ إِنَّا نَسْتَعِيْنُكَ وَنَسْتَهْدِيْكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِيْ […]

Can I Pray the Witr Prayer Before Finishing the Tarawih?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My sister can become very tired in Tarawih. She takes regular breaks. This has meant that she has had to pray the Witr just before dawn, meaning she has fasted on an empty stomach. Can such a person pray some Tarawih, then the Witr and then see if they […]

Do I Have to Perform the Forgetfulness Prostrations If the Supplication for the Qunut of Witr Prayer Is Omitted?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam ‘aleykum Do we have to perform the forgetfulness prostrations if the supplication for the qunut of witr prayer is omitted? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. In the Hanafi school, the witr prayer is a necessaary (wajib) prayer, and […]

Is It from the Sunna to Pray a Voluntary Prayer After the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I have been taught that there are 2 cycles of non emphasized prayer after the witr prayer and therefore the witr is not necessarily considered as the last prayer of the night as such. When going through the Hanafi Fiqh course, I don’t believe seeing this. Is this […]

What Can We Learn From the Supplication of the Witr Prayer Regarding Our Relations With Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, In one part of the supplication of the qunut (Hanafi) in the Witr prayer there is the line “we alienate and forsake those who disobey You”. I believe the Arabic is ونخلع من يفجرك. What is the meaning of this part, and what can we learn […]

Can I Send Blessings on the Prophet at the End of the Supplication (Qunut) of the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it permitted to send blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) at the end of the qunut supplication in the Witr prayer, and to say “sayyidina” in the tashahhud? What books can I use to teach my kids prayer? Answer: Wa […]

How Should I Make up Missed Witr Payers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have over a year’s worth of Witr prayers to make up, as I did not know that according to the Hanafi fiqh Witr prayers are wajib. What is the exact method of performing makeup prayers for Witr? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray […]