Can a Hanafi Perform His Witr Salah in the Month of Ramadhan Behind a Shafi

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Fatwa ID: 05196


Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed




What is the position of a Hanafi who performs his Witr Salah in the month of Ramadhan behind a Shaafi’ee Imaam:

  1. Will the Hanafi’s Salah be valid or will he have to repeat it?
  2. What is the position of the Salah of a Shafi’ee if the situation is reversed?



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




It is valid if there is no salam in between. If there is a salam in between then it is not valid. It would be valid for a Shafi if the situation is reversed and the muqtadi is a Shafi while the imam is a Hanafi leading witr (Ibn Abideen, Radd al-Muhtar, vol. 4, pg. 440).



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Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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