How should a masbooq complete the witr salaah?

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1. In witr salaah in the month of Ramadhaan, how should a masbooq complete his salaah?

2. Is it wajib for the maasbooq to recite dua-e-qunoot when he stands up to complete his salaah?

3. In which rakaat will the masbooq recite dua-e-qunoot?


A: If he performed the last rakaat with the imaam, then he will recite the dua-e-qunoot with the imaam. After the imaam completes the salaah, he will stand up, recite the sana, ta’awuz, tasmiya, qiraat of surah faatiha and surah and will thereafter complete the first rakaat and sit in tashahud. Thereafter, he will stand up and perform the last rakaat with surah faatiha and surah and complete the salaah as normal.

In the case where he joined the salaah after the imam came up from rukoo of the third rakaat or when the imaam was in the last qadah of the third rakaat, then after the imaam completes the salaah, he will stand up and perform his three rakaats in the normal manner that the witr salaah is performed (i.e. he will perform two rakaats, sit in tashahud, thereafter stand up and perform the third rakaat. In the third rakaat, he will recite the dua e qunoot and complete the salaah).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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