Masnoon qiraat in witr

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1. My question is what surahs are the best to be read in witr? (I am referring to a Hanafi Madhad) Which or what surah is the best to recite in the first rakah, second rakah and in the last rakah.

2. Also is it permissible to perform one rakah witr after praying isha? And also is it permissible to perform 1 rakah witr in the dawn?


A: The masnoon recitation is Surah A`laa in the first rakaat, Surah Kaafiroon in the second rakaat and Surah Ikhlaas in the third rakaat.


And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)