Is Takbeer Read after Dua-e-Qunoot in Witr?

Fatwa ID: 03628

Answered by: Maulana Maqtaur Rahman



After reciting Dua-e-Qunoot, do I say Allahu Akbar and then go into ruku? Or should I leave it out? I always say takbir before and after Qunoot. Is this ok?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



According to the Hanafi Fiqh (school of Islamic jurisprudence), one is to raise the hands whilst reciting the takbeer before the qunoot of witr salah.

إذا فرغ من القراءة في الركعة الثالثة كبر ورفع يديه حذاء أذنيه ويقنت قبل الركوع

“When one completes the recitation in the third rakah (of witr), then one should perform takbeer whilst raising both hands parallel to the ears, and then recite the qunoot before performing the rukoo.”[1]


The takbeer after qunoot is sunnah, as this would be the takbeer for rukoo.[2]

(سننها) رفع اليدين للتحريمة، ونشر أصابعه، وجهر الإمام بالتكبير، والثناء، والتعوذ، والتسمية، والتأمين سرا، ووضع يمينه على يساره تحت سرته، وتكبير الركوع وتسبيحه ثلاثا، وأخذ ركبتيه بيديه، وتفريج أصابعه، وتكبير السجود والرفع

Therefore, if one forgets to say the takbeer for rukoo, the salah will still be valid.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Fatawa Al-Hindiyah, Vol:1, Page:111


[2] Fatawa Al-Hindiyah, Vol:1, Page:72


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