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Alternate Duas for Witr Salaah

Nasihah (Advice): The last prayer of the night

 

Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar RadiyAllahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Make Witr your last prayer at night.” (Abu Dawood)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

Q.I find it hard to remember Dua e Qunoot for the witr Salaah. I have tried memorizing it many times but I get confused and fear I’m getting a sin by reading it wrong. Kindly advise if there is an alternate Dua that can be read? And is it Makrooh to read a Dua other than Qunoot?

(Question published as received)

 

 

  1. One should make an effort to learn the Du’a-e-Qunoot to the best of one’s ability.If however, a person does not know the Du’a-e-Qunoot, he/she may recite any other Du’a from the Quran or Hadith.

 

In such a case, one may recite: “Allahummaghfirli” [O Allah, forgive me] or “Allahummahdini” [O Allah, guide me] thrice (or any such Du’a from Quran or Hadith). (Shaami 1/447).

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai               

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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