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Hanafi following the Shaf’i imam in witr

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As Salamu Alaikum

I am on a short term work assignment in SIngapore. I will be returning home permanently in December.

I am Hanafi. The imam in the local musjid is Shafiee.

When he perform witr after taraweeh, it is in a different format form hanafi (2+1). 

Do i follow him in jamaat or do I read my own?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, according to Hanafi school of thought, it is waajib to perform three rak’at witr with one salaam. [i] [ii]

You should perform your witr separately.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[i]       فتاوی قاسمیہ: ۸/ ۱۱۶، ۱۱۵، ۱۱۷

[ii]  البحر الرائق: 2/39، باب الوتر

فتح القدير: 1/437، باب صلاة الوتر

فتاوی دار العلوم زکریا: ۲/۴۶۰، ۴۶۱، ۴۶۲

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