9 Madani flowers for Salaa-tul-Witr   
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9 Madani flowers for  Salaa-tul-Witr

(1) The Witr Salaah is wajib. (Al bah-rur-raiq, V2, P66) (2) If it is missed it must still be prayed as a qadha (missed) Salaah. (ad dur-ul-mukhtar, rad-dul-muhtar, V2, P532) (3) The time for Witr is from the end of the fardh of Isha up to Subh-e-Sadiq (dawn). (maraqil falah ma' hashiya-tut-tahtawi, P178) (4) For someone who has the ability to get up in the latter part of the night after sleeping a short while, it is preferable that he gets up at this time and first prays Tahajjud and then prays his Witr. (ghuniya-tul-mustamli, P403) (5) The Witr Salaah consists of three rak'aa   (maraqil falah ma' hashiya-tut-tahtawi, P375) (6) The first qa'dah (sitting) is wajib, only tashahhud should be read and then you must stand up.  (7) In the 3rd rak'at it is wajib to say the Takbeer-e-Qunoot after the qira'at. (ad dur-ul-mukhtar ma' rad-dul-muhtar, V2, P533) (8) The Takbeer-e-Qunoot should be said the same way as the Takbeer-e-Tahreema (first lift your hands to your ears and then say Allahu Akbar). (hashiya-tut-tahtawi, P376) (9) Then place your hands beneath your navel and read Dua-e-Qunoot.


Oh Allah we seek Your help and we seek Your forgiveness and we believe in You and we trust You and we praise You and we thank You and we are not ungrateful to You and we abandon and stay away from anyone who disobeys You. Oh Allah it is only You we worship and for only You we pray and prostrate and we run towards You and obey You and hope to gain Your mercy and we fear Your punishment, indeed Your punishment is for the non believers.

(10) To read Durood Shareef after the Dua-e-Qunoot is preferable. (ghuniya-tul-mustamli, P402) (11) Anyone who does not know Dua-e-Qunoot should read:

Oh Allah ! Our Lord! Grant us goodness in the world and in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the fire.

Or one can read this: Oh Allah grant me forgiveness. (maraqil falah ma' hashiya-tut-tahtawi, P385) (12) If you forget to read Dua-e-Qunoot and go into ruku' then you must not return, carry on instead and then do Sajdah-e-Sahw at the end. (alamgiri, V1, P110) (13) If you are praying the witr with congregation (as is done in the month of Ramadhan) and the Imaam bows for ruku' before you manage to complete the Dua-e-Qunoot then you must follow the Imaam (and leave it incomplete). (alamgiri, V1, P110 - Tabyeenul haqaiq, V1, P171 Multan)