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The Prophet (peace be upon him) offered the Witr prayer in various ways. On occasion, he offered it as a single unit of prayer. At other times, he prayed three, five, seven, or nine units. There were two different ways that he would offer the three-unit Witr prayer. At times, he would offer all three units of prayer together and then sit for one tashahhud ...


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According to Shi'ite teachings, the night prayer is 11 rak'ah: 4 two-rak'ah prayer are called specifically called Nafeleh of night (نافلة اللیل); 1 two-rak'ah prayer is called Shaf' prayer (صلوٰة الشفع); and 1 single-rak'ah prayer is called Witr prayer (صلوٰة الوتر). See for example here to see Grand Ayatullah Khuyee --a Shia Scholar--'s remark on the ...


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Witr Prayer is Wajib according to Hanafi school of thought. In a renowned Fiqh Hanafi Book Hidayah it is said like this: الوتر واجب عند أبي حنيفة رحمه الله Translation: Witr is Obligatory, According to Abu Hanifa (R.A) Reference: Hidaya, Book 1, Page 66, Published: Beirut. According to Imam Shafa'i, Imam Malik and Imam Ahmad, Witr Prayer is ...


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On the meaning of witr and the amount of raka'a's and how it should be performed First of all witr in Arabic means odd, which reefers to the amount of raka'a's of this prayer. You basically could pray witr in: one raka'a, three raka'a, five raka'a all this can be covered and evidenced by ahadith (there are even ahadith for more raka'a's, but they might ...


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In the matter of qunoot there are many different views on when (which prayer and whether it has to be done before or after ruku' and whether it is allowed to initiate it by takbeer) it is performed, whether it is mandoob, recommended or sunnah and which wording is used, but be aware that one isn't limited to the proposed wordings. The shafi'i school of fiqh ...


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Some clarification Firts of all the term sobh/subh (or as-Sobh/as-Subh) الصبح appears in a whole lot of ahadith referring to the fard (obligatory) prayer which is performed after the real fajr الفجر and this term is used by the maliki scholars to refer to this prayer while many others refer to it by the term the fard of fajr. See for example in Sunan an-...


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There are five fard (obligatory) prayers in Sunni Islam: You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil. Sahih al-Bukhari 1891 In the Hanafi madhhab, witr (among other prayers) are considered sunnah muakkadah (SeekersHub), which is defined as: It is that Sunnah which [Prophet ...


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From a fiqh perspective what you quoted is something permissible. But it has no exact backup in the sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh). Witr is an odd prayer one prays as the last prayer in the night, it might follow a set of two raka'ah prayers (at least this is the view of the majority of scholars) which is either called shaf'a during all months of the year or ...


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