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I would like to know how pray correct witr Namaz

3 rakat as Maqrib ? or 2 + 1 rakat 3 rakat continiously - please advise I very much confused

asked 10 syed%20Noorullah's gravatar image

as my brother muftisaab said, you can pray 3(2+1) or just 2 and then 1.

for more information.

witr= odd and it is a confirmed sunnah(that sayidna Muhammad used to do it daily).. and it is a must on us.. and the least of it is 1 rakka. and it can be 3 or 5 or 7 or 9 or 11...etc.(prayed 2+2+2..+1 or all the 3 or 5 or 7... with one salaam)

shaf3= even

by another word, someone who want to pray extra/nafl prayers after Aisha as "Qiyaam el layl" might pray numbers of rakka in even number like 2, 4, 6, 8 or more with one taslim or a taslim for each two rakka.. and then seal them with 2 rakaa of shaf3 and 1 rakaa of witr(those shaf3/even and witr/odd can be also combined with one taslim or two taslim/salaam).

but the least is to pray just one rak3a of witr (and it is very important on muslims, as sayidna Muhammad salla allahou 3alayhi wa sallam said the one who did not do witr is not from us)

And Allah knows better, essalaamou alaikum

answered 387116 inclined2truth's gravatar image


Scholars have studied the hadiths and come to different conclusion.

Praying 3 togethor: All imams accept that this is allowed.

praying 2 and doing salaam. then praying 1: Some Imams, like Imam Ahmed ibn hanbal and imam Shafi, allow this, and also allow praying 3 togethor (ie it is optional). Other imams, Like Imam Abu Hanifa, say you can only pray 3 togethor.

Thus, it is best to pray all 3 togethor, as all scholars agree on the permissablility of this.


answered 1842 mufti%20saab's gravatar image
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