bismillah bismillah
Login | Signup
Search
  1. Type something to begin your search

Witr Prayer

Sahih Bukhari

by Imam Bukhari, translation by M. Muhsin Khan
105. Narrated Ibn `Umar
Once a person asked Allah's Apostle about the night prayer. Allah's Apostle replied, "The night prayer is offered as two rak`at followed by two rak`at and so on and if anyone is afraid of the approaching dawn (Fajr prayer) he should pray one rak`a and this will be a witr for all the rak`at which he has prayed before." Nafi` told that `Abdullah bin `Umar used to say Taslim between (the first) two rak`at and (the third) odd one in the witr prayer, when he wanted to attend to a certain matter (during that interval between the rak`at).
106. Narrated Ibn `Abbas
Once I passed the night in the house of Maimuna (his aunt). I slept across the bed while Allah's Apostle and his wife slept length-wise. The Prophet slept till midnight or nearly so and woke up rubbing his face and recited ten verses from Surat "Al-`Imran." Allah's Apostle went towards a leather skin and performed ablution in the most perfect way and then stood for the prayer. I did the same and stood beside him. The Prophet put his right hand on my head, twisted my ear and then prayed two rak`at five times and then ended his prayer with witr. He laid down till the Mu'adh-dhin came then he stood up and offered two rak`at (Sunna of Fajr prayer) and then went out and offered the Fajr prayer. (See Hadith No. 183, Vol. 1)
107. Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar
The Prophet said, "Night prayer is offered as two rak`at followed by two rak`at and so on, and if you want to finish it, pray only one rak`a which will be witr for all the previous rak`at." Al-Qasim said, "Since we attained the age of puberty we have seen some people offering a three-rak`at prayer as witr and all that is permissible. I hope there will be no harm in it."
108. Narrated `Aisha
Allah's Apostle used to pray eleven rak`at at night and that was his night prayer and each of his prostrations lasted for a period enough for one of you to recite fifty verses before Allah's Apostle raised his head. He also used to pray two rak`at (Sunna) before the (compulsory) Fajr prayer and then lie down on his right side till the Mu'adh-dhin came to him for the prayer.
109. Narrated Anas bin Seereen
I asked Ibn `Umar, "What is your opinion about the two rak`at before the Fajr (compulsory) prayer, as to prolonging the recitation in them?" He said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to pray at night two rak`at followed by two and so on, and end the prayer by one rak`a witr. He used to offer two rak`at before the Fajr prayer immediately after the Adhan." (Hammad, the sub-narrator said, "That meant (that he prayed) quickly.)"
<< Next Chapter
< Next Hadith
Prev Chapter >>

Islamic Art Oil Paintings

List of chapters
Friday Prayer
Fear Prayer
The Two Festivals (Eids)
Witr Prayer
Invoking Allah for Rain (Istisqaa)
Eclipses
Prostration During Recital of Qur'an
Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)
Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Actions while Praying
Funerals (Al-Janaa'iz)
Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)
Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr)
Pilgrimmage (Hajj)
Subscribe to daily Ayat and Hadith: