Praying the night prayer


Question: Before [praying] the Witr [prayer], he prays two rak’ahs and recites what he is able to of the Qur.aan; [so] is this considered [to be] the night prayer?

Response: Yes, it is considered [to be] the night prayer if he prayed before the Witr [prayer]; even if [he prayed] two rak’ahs then followed it with the Witr [prayer] – then in this case it is considered [to be] from the night prayer as long as this is [done] before [the time of] Fajr has entered.

Translation originally published on 27 December, 2015

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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