How to Pray 3 Rakat Witr and Pray 1 Rakat Witr? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about “how to pray 3 rakat Witr and pray 1 rakat Witr?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important things about “how to pray 3 rakat Witr and pray 1 rakat Witr?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. How Many Rakats in Witr Prayer Exactly?
  2. How to Pray 3 Rakat Witr?
  3. How to Pray 1 Rakat Witr?

How Many Rakats in Witr Prayer Exactly?

The first important thing about “how to pray 3 rakat Witr and pray 1 rakat Witr?” What I will explain now is “how many rakats are in Witr prayer exactly?”. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because that is one of the important questions in this discussion that should be well understood.

Before I explain the answer to the question “how many rakats are in Witr prayer exactly?”. Firstly, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ أَيُّوْبَ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ الْوِتْرُ حَقٌّ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ ، مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُوْتِرَ بِخَمْسٍ فَلْيَفْعَلْ ، وَمَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُوْتِرَ بِثَلَاثٍ فَلْيَفْعَلْ ، وَمَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُوْتِرَ بِوَاحِدَةٍ فَلْيَفْعَلْ . رَوَاهُ الْأَرْبَعَةُ إِلَّا التِّرْمِذِيُّ

From Abu Ayyub al-Ansari radliyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Witr prayer is the obligation of every Muslim. Whoever likes the five rakats, then he will do it. Whoever likes three rakats, then let him do. Anyone who likes one rakat, then let him do.” The hadith is narrated by four people except at-Tirmidhi (Abu Daud, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).

All readers! If we understand the hadith above, we can conclude that there is no maximum limit for rakat in the Witr prayer. The default is odd. So, the Witr prayer can be done with one rakat, three rakat, five rakat, and so on.

That is a brief explanation of “how many rakats are in Witr prayer exactly?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

How to Pray 3 Rakat Witr?

The second important thing about “how to pray 3 rakat Witr and pray 1 rakat Witr?” what I will explain now is “how to pray 3 rakat Witr?” I want you to understand that because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.

In simple terms, I want to say that if you want to pray three rakat Witr, you have to do it twice. The first time, you have to do the Witr prayer with two rakat. The second time, you must perform the Witr prayer with one rakat.

When you perform the Witr prayer with two rakat, you have to do it like you do the usual Sunnah prayers, such as the Qabliyah prayer, the Ba’diyah prayer, and so on.

The niyyah for the Witr prayer with two rakat are as follows:

أُصَلِّيْ سُنَّةً مِنَ الْوِتْرِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ مُسْتَقْبِلَ الْقِبْلَةِ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

I intend to do part of Witr, the sunnah prayer, two rakats, by facing the qiblah, because of Allah Taala.

After you perform the Witr prayer with two rakats, you must perform the Witr prayer again with one rakat. I’ll explain that in a moment.

That is a brief explanation of “how to pray 3 rakat Witr?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

How to Pray 1 Rakat Witr?

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