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Shortening Qadha Witr

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I am Hanafi and I have about 3 years of qadha salaah to make up. That includes perhaps 3 1/2 years of witr qadha. Can I reduce my qadha witr to one rakah?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

In the Hanafi school, witr prayer is only three rakats (and not less). Make up missed witr prayers at a manageable pace, but in a sound and proper manner.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

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