Witr is one prayer where there are numerous opinions available in all madhabs. Be it the matters concerning the number of rakaats, or tashahhud, or Du’aa’ al-Qunoot. Imam of our local Masjid in Sharjah has shown flexibility in his prayer which was the way of the companions of our Prophet PBUH. Sometimes he prays 2 + 1 and sometimes all 3 without tashahhud in between. Last Tuesday, Imam while leading us in prayer of witr, prayed it 2 + 1 but he didn’t do Du’aa’ al-Qunoot in the 3rd rakaat after rukoo, which made me look for opinion of some leading scholars concerning Qunoot in the Witr prayer, and i found the following rulings / opinions in this matter.
1. Sheikh Naasir-ud-Deen Albaani
In his book, ‘THE PROPHET’S PRAYER‘, Sheikh writes,
“He (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to perform qunoot in the (odd) rak’ah of the Witr prayer”
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