Q: Once I heard a shaykh on
the United Arab Emirates
saying that it is permissible for someone who performs Witr (Prayer with an odd number of units) in Ramadan to perform Salah (Prayer) after it. However, there is a Hadith that states that there is no Salah after Witr.
So how can we perform Salah after Witr?
May Allah reward you with the best, Amen! Would Your Eminence please send us the answer in a written form. Thank you.
Anyone who hopes to wake up late at night to perform Tahajjud (optional late night Prayer) may delay their Witr and perform it after performing the supererogatory Salah (Prayer) at the end of the night, according to the Hadith that reads:
"Make Witr your last Salah at night."
However, if anyone fears that they will not be able to wake up until the dawn breaks, they may perform Tahajjud before they sleep, after performing the `Isha' (Night) Prayer, ending it with Witr. If they are then able to wake up in the last part of the night or during the night, they can offer as many Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) as they would like to and not repeat the Witr, according to what the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
"Do not perform two Witrs in one night."
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The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said,
"If anyone fears not getting up in the last part of the night, they should perform Witr in the first part of it. If anyone is eager to get up in the last part of the night, they should perform Witr at the end of the night, as Salah at the end of the night is witnessed (by the angels), and that is preferable."
Muslim in his Sahih)
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.