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How many rakats are there in Witr prayer? (a necessary prayer performed between night prayer and dawn prayer) When should we perform the witr prayer?


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How many rakats are there in Witr prayer? (a necessary prayer performed between night prayer and dawn prayer) When should we perform the witr prayer?
The Answer: 

- According to Hanafi madhhab, witr prayer has three rak’ahs. According to Shafiis, it has at least one rak’ah and at most eleven rak’ahs. According to Malikis and Hanbalis, witr prayer has one rak’ah.  (İslam Fıkhı Ansiklopedisi Prof. Dr. Wahba Zuhayli)

- The time of witr prayer continues until the time of imsak. It is more virtuous to perform witr prayer late at night. However, if a person fears that he cannot wake up, he had better perform it after the night (isha) prayer.



20-04-2011 03:30:36