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July, 2019

  • 29 July

    The two rak’ahs after Witr salah

    Question What is the tatbiq (reconciliation) between the following two narrations: One indicates that the last Salah should be Witr while the other indicates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) read two rak’ahs after the Witr. عن عبدالله بن عمر: اجْعَلُوا آخِرَ صَلاتِكُمْ باللَّيْلِ وِتْرًا صحيح مسلم ٧٥١ عن عائشة أم المؤمنين: سَأَلْتُ عائِشَةَ، عن صَلاةِ رَسولِ اللهِ ﷺ، فَقالَتْ: كانَ …

  • 24 July

    The time of the witr salah of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

    Question In the following Hadith, what is meant? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) read witr in the beginning and middle of the night and then further it is mentioned that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) ended his witr just before dawn? عن عائشة أم المؤمنين: مِنْ كُلِّ اللَّيْلِ قدْ أَوْتَرَ رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ مِن أَوَّلِ اللَّيْلِ، وَأَوْسَطِهِ، وَآخِرِهِ، فانْتَهى وِتْرُهُ إلى …

June, 2019

April, 2019

  • 8 April

    Witr, A Salah better than red camels

    Question Could you mention the reference for this please? Sayyiduna Kharijah Ibn Hudhafah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that one day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to us and said: “Allah has granted you an additional Salah, which is better for you than red camels; this Salah is Witr. Allah has appointed its time between ‘Isha Salah and the break of …

March, 2018

  • 28 March

    Surahs to recite in the two rak’ahs Nafl after witr

    Question There is a Hadith in Musnad Ahmad that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to recite Surah Zilzal and Surah Kafirun in two rak’ahs after Witr. Is this Hadith authentic?

  • 22 March

    Two rak’ahs after witr

    Question There is a Hadith in Sahih ibn Hibban that Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: This journey is strenuous and exhausting. If you pray Witr, offer two rak’ahs afterwards if you wake up, otherwise they will be written for you. How authentic is this Hadith? Please provide the reference.

June, 2017

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    The words of Qunut

    Question In Sharh Ma’anil Aasathar Hadith فَإِذَا فَإِذَا صَالِحُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الأَنْصَارِيُّ قَدْ حَدَّثَنَا ، قَالَ : حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ ، قَالَ : حَدَّثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ ، قَالَ : أَنْبَأَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي لَيْلَى ، عَنْ عَطَاءٍ ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ عُمَيْرٍ ، قَالَ : ” صَلَّيْتُ خَلْفَ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ صَلاةَ الْغَدَاةِ ، فَقَنَتَ فِيهَا بَعْدَ الرُّكُوعِ ، …

January, 2016

  • 20 January

    Meaning of a Hadith on witr salah

    Question What is the meaning of this part of the Hadith (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1720) regarding witr: Yutiru min zalika bikhamsin.

October, 2015

  • 5 October

    Another du’a to recite in witr salah

    Question The version (of the qunoot witr) which the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught to al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), is different to the one we normally recite. Is this authentic, and are we allowed to recite it?

  • 5 October

    Meaning of: ‘Don’t let witr salah be like Maghrib’

    Question What is meant by the following Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Don’t make witr 3 rak’ats, and do not let it resemble maghrib. Read witr with 5 or 7 rak’ats’ (Narrated by Daraqutni and Hakim 1138 authenticated by Imam Dhahabi in Talkis)

September, 2015

  • 4 September

    Reference for the Qunut recited in Witr Salah

    Question The famous Du’a recited in Witr ‘Allahumma Inna Nastaeenuka wa nastaghfiruka’ Is this mentioned in the Hadith? Also, are there variations in the wordings?

August, 2015