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NEW VIDEO! Can You Leave Taraweeh Before the Imam Prays Witr? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Noble Shaykh, some people pray taraweeh [with the Imam], but before the Shaf’ and witr, they exit and leave the Shaf’ and Witr [prayers].

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Benefit in Reciting the Specific Suwar in Witr – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzan

He ﷺ if he performed witr as 3 used to recite Surah al-‘Ala in the first unit of prayer (after al-Fatihah) because this soorah consists of mention of the worldly life and the Hereafter. In the second rak’ah he recites Surah Al-Kaafiroon because it consists of Tawheed of Worship, Tawheed al-Uloohiyah, and in the third he recites Surah Al-Ikhlaas.


Shaykh Fawzan’s Tasheel al-Almaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam Vol.2 Pg. 361

Taraweeh in Congregation and Congregational Prayer in Last Third of the Night – Shaykh Baaz

If a Muslim prays with the congregation, in Ramadhan, the Taraweeh prayer and there is also a prayer in the last third of the night, then which of the two is better and takes precedence? To perform the witr with the congregation and make the witr even, or should he leave off the witr with the congregation and pray the witr in last third?

It is better to complete the prayer with the Imam as Allah legislated, because the prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said, Verily, when a man prays with the Imam until the imams (finishes) and departs, Allah writes (for him the reward) of (praying) the rest of the night.

And that is because when he (may Allah raise his rank and status) led the companions [in taraweeh], up to a third of the night some nights, and in some they prayed up to half of the night, they asked,

“O Messenger of Allah, (what) if we pray (more) optional prayers for the rest of our night; he replied Verily, when a man prays with the Imam until the imams (finishes) and departs, Allah writes (for him the reward) of (praying) the rest of the night.

This is what is better, that he continues with the Imam including the witr and if he prays in the last third the first witr suffices him, there is no need to perform a second witr, All praises belong to Allah, he would perform witr with the Imam and pray what he is able in the last third even number, (ie 2 by 2) without a witr, yes. As has preceded in the first question.

Questioner: If he prayed witr with the imam and then made it even and prayed witr in the last third?

Shaykh:
If he makes it even, then no problem… When the Imam gives the salaam, then he stands and adds a rakah to make it even and performs the witr in the last third, no problem.

However this could possibly become difficult for the souls and it might be feared that the person who does this could be considered to show off.

In conclusion, if he suffices with the witr (with the Imam), All praises belong to Allah it suffices. And if he makes it even then no issue, if he makes it even and performs witr in the last third, then no problem. And if he suffices with the witr and then prays in the last third that which is easy for him, 2 units of prayer, or 4 or 6 or 8 etc then no problem, there is no need for (another) witr the first witr suffices him. Yes.

https://binbaz.org.sa/fatwas/5874/حكم-صلاة-الوتر-مع-امام-التراويح-او-تركه-الى-اخر-الليل

A Sunnah After The Witr Prayer

The Messenger of Allah – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – when he would give salaams after the witr prayer would say :
سُبحانَ الملِكِ القدُّوس

Three times and the third time he would raise his voice. (1)

Classified as Saheeh by Imam Al-Albaani in Saheeh an-Nisaa’i Hadeeth number 1732

(1) And in Hadeeth 1733 – also classified as Saheeh by Imam Al-Albaani – he would elongate the third time.

Non obligatory prayers in the masjid or at home? – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – Rahimahullah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is better that all of the supererogatory (prayers) are in the home, except for what has been legislated (to be performed) in the masjid, such as the night prayer during Ramadhan. So for example the sunnah before Dhuhr is better to be done at home, and the sunnah after Dhuhr (likewise) is better in the home. And the sunnah before Fajr is (better) done in the home, and the sunnah after Maghrib is (better) done in the home and the sunnah after Eesha is better to be done in the home.

All of the Nawaafil (supererogatory) are better (to be performed) in the home, due to the statement of the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – : “The best prayer of a man is (the one performed) in his house, except the obligatory prayers”And the wisdom (behind) the naafila prayer being better in the house is: that the home does not become like a grave, i.e. He does not pray in it. And all of the prayers are a blessing.

Secondly that he makes his family accustomed with the prayer, due to this you will find the young child if he sees his father praying he goes and prays next to him, he stands with him, he bows with him, he prostrates with him and he sits with him. Even if he (the child) doesn’t say a thing, however he follows (his father in the prayer) and this is a booty, that you make your family accustomed to  (performance) of the prayer.

Fataawa Noor alad Darb of Shaykh Uthaymeen Volume 5 pages 11-12

Adding a Rakah to the Witr prayer – Shaykh bin Baz

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh bin Baz was asked:

Some of the people when they pray witr with the imam and the imam gives the salaams they stand and pray another rakah, so that his praying of witr will be in the last part of the night, so what is the ruling of this action?

 

He answered (paraphrasing)

All Praises belong to Allah,we do not know of any problem or sin in doing so and it is affirmed for him that he prayed with the imam until he completed the prayer, because he prayed with him until the Imam finished, and he increased by a rakah for a legislated benefit, meaning: so that he could pray witr in the last part of the night, so there is no problem with this and it does not take away from the fact he prayed with the Imam until the imam finished.

 

من كتاب الجواب الصحيح من أحكام صلاة الليل والتراويح للشيخ عبد العزيز بن باز ص 41ه

 

Adding a Rakah to the Witr Prayer – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Uthaymeen states:

He follows the Imam in the witr and makes it even by adding a rakah, so that he can perform his witr in the last part of the night. Therefore when he follows the Imam and the Imam gives the salaams for the Witr, he stands and performs another rakah and then gives salaams, so he has prayed 2 rakahs, meaning he has not prayed witr. Then when he prays in the last part of the night, he performs his witr after his night prayer. By doing so he has gained the reward of following the imam until he departed, and he has also gained reward for praying witr in the last part of the night, and this is a good action.

 

So if it is said:

How have you made it permissible for the person praying behind the Imam to oppose him by increasing upon that which his Imam prayed, whilst the Messenger of Allah –sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam- said:

‘’ The imam is appointed to be followed’’ (1)

Our evidence for this is when the messenger of Allah –sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam- prayed with the people of Makkah, in the conquest of Makkah, he prayed two rakah with them and said:

“Oh people of Makkah complete (your prayer) for indeed we are a travelling people.” (2)

So they intended to pray four rakah, whilst the Messenger –sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam- intended two, so when he gave salaams after two, they stood up and completed four. And this is (like) the one who enters the prayer with the Imam in witr but he doesn’t intend witr, he only intends to pray two, so when the imam gives salaams, the person stands and performs a second rakah, and this is a clear deduction and there is no problem with it.

And if it is said “is this not opposing his statement –sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam-

“Whoever stands (and prays) with the Imam untilhe finishes, it will be recorded as if he spent the night in prayer.” (3)

We say no it does not oppose it, because the Prophet- sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam- did not say whoever stands with the Imam then finishes WITH HIM, it will be recorded as if he spent the whole night in prayer. So what is required to attain the reward is praying with the Imam until the Imam finishes, and whoever increases after the Imam has finished, then he has most certainly prayed with him until he finished.

Paraphrased from Ash Sharh Al Mumti’ ala zaad al mustaqni’ Pages 65-66

1 ) Bukhaari and Muslim

2) Ibn Abee Shaybah, Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawood

3) Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nisaa’i