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Raised hands early in Witr

Fatwaa ID: 853

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!

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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