The Witr Prayer

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The Witr Prayer


1- Abu Hurayra (ra) said: my companion (the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him) advised me to do three things and never stop doing them till I die: to fast three days of every month, to perform the two rak'ats of Dhuha prayer, and that I perform my Witr prayer before I go to sleep.”1


2- Narrated Abdullah Ibn Omar (ra): Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Make Witr as your last prayer at night."2



3- Narrated Abdullah Ibn Omar (ra): "While the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was on the pulpit, a man asked him how to offer the night prayers. He replied, 'Pray two rak'at at a time and then two and then two and so on, and if you are afraid of the dawn (the approach of the time of Fajr prayer) pray one rak'a and that will be the Witr for all the rak'at which you have offered." Abdullah Ibn Omar said, "The last rak'at of the night prayer should be odd, for the prophet ordered it to be so."3

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([1]) Sahih Al-Bukhari – Kitab Al-Jumu'ah (8711), Sahih Muslim – Kitab Saltu Al-Musafreen (127).

([2]) Sahih Al-Bukhari – Kitab Al-Jumu'ah (899), Sahih Muslim – Kitab Saltu Al-Musafreen (947).

([3]) Sahih Al-Bukhari – Kitab Al-Salah (247), Sahih Muslim – Kitab Saltu Al-Musafreen (947).


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