Nafil after Qunut -ul- Witar


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Hadrat Umm Salama (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that the Prophet used to perform two Rakaats after Witar Salaah. Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) and Hadrat Abu Umama (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) have also narrated a similar tradition. [Ma’rif – ul- Hadis]

After Witar Salaah, the Prophet used to offer two simple rakahs of Salaah and used to recite surah al Zalzal (XCIX) and surah al-Kafirun (CIX). [lbn Majah]

In the light of traditions , certain ‘Ulama’ consider saying two rakhas after Witar Salaah as meritorious. It has been reported that Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhum) reported that he found the Holy Prophet praying while sitting so I said: I have been told, messenger of ALLAH that you have said that the Salaah engaged in by a man while sitting counts as half the Salaah, yet you yourself are performing Salaah while sitting.” He said, ‘Yes, but I am not like one of you”. [Muslim]

Note: As such, majority of the Ulama hold that the reward for the Salaah said while sitting will be half of that said while standing. ALLAH knows better. [Ma’rif -ul- Hadis]

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