Is the following found in Hadith?
Reading of Surah Ikhlas in first rakaat of Witr, Surah Falaq in second rakaah of Witr and Surah Naas in third Rakaat of Witr.
1. Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would [also] recite the following in the 3 rak’ats of witr:
Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq & Surah Nas.
(Tahawi, vol.1 pg.285)
This has also been reported as the habit of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)
(Fadailul Quran of Ibn Durays, Hadith: 292 & Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 6946)
2. It is also sunnah to recite the following surahs instead of the above:
Surah A’la, Surah Kafirun & Surah ikhlas.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, hadith: 1418-1419 & Sunan Tirmidhi, hadith: 462-463)
This is the more popular format.
See: Sharhul Ihya, vol.3 pg.354-355.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar