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Offline Visionary

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Witr prayer
« on: April 27, 2012, 07:13:04 AM »

Can anyone explain the witr prayer please? Is this something specifically stated, or would be just another 'supererogatory' prayer?


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Re: Witr prayer
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 07:30:12 AM »
Salam visionary

The witr prayer is mentioned specifically in the secondary sources, the ahadith corpus. It is note fard, but also not sunna. But stronger than a Sunnah. According Hadith not good, to leave that prayer. according  ahaadeeth too, you can pray  three five or seven or nine rakaas  as long as they are odd. According a hadith which says that Allah, because He is Witr (one) He loves   the witr.
In the Koran there is no such prayer. For me, that hadith  seem to indicate  on voluntary night prayer. (which will be treated in the secondary sources as a separate prayer.)
I hope that my answer could help you? Or you wanted to know something else?peace and Salam