Wednesday, April 17, 2024
No menu items!

Raised hands early in Witr

Fatwaa ID: 853

Question:
Selam Alejkum va rahmetullah respected scholars, I pray this message finds you well.

I was praying Witr namaz and after reciting al Fatiha in the 3rd Raka’ah I raised my hands to say Allahuakbar. I realized that I had not yet recited after al-Fatiha yet (full chapter/3 short verses/etc.) so I placed my hands down, recited the necessary amount, and then raised my hands for the takbir prior to Dua e Qunoot and completed the rest of the prayer as usual.

Since I moved both my hands unnecessarily/too early, did the prayer break, and should I re-do the prayer? Thank you!

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query. Your salaah was valid. There is no need to repeat it.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

__________________
Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.