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Making up Shafii prayers as a Hanafi

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I am making up prayers from when I followed the Shafii madhab, I now folllow the Hanafi madhab. My question is regarding the Witr Prayer. In the Hanafi madhab you have to make up the Witr, in the Shafii you do not. Do I make the Witr prayer for the days of prayer I am making up when I followed the Shafii madhab?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The way of piety (taqwa) and caution would entail making up witr prayers missed from one’s past, even when following another madhhab in the past, as opposed to witr prayers performed according to other valid ijtihads contrary to the Hanafi school (such as praying 1-rakat witr, following the Shafii school, which one would not have to make up). [cf: Tahtawi’s Hashiyat al-Maraqi]

And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz Rabbani


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