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Topic #6: Correct way of praying Witr Salah & alternative of dua-e-qunoot.


Witr salah is performed by 3 different methods.


First method is standing up after first rakah and sitting after the second rakah while reciting Attahiyat (tashahhud) and then standing up for third rakah and after reciting surah Fatiha and another surah again raising hands like we do when starting salah and then reciting dua-e-qunoot and after it completing the salah.


Second method by which many of the Arabs prays is standing up after first rakah and sitting after the second rakah while reciting Attahiyat and all and then performing both the salams like we do when ending salah and then getting up immediately for the third rakah in which after reciting surah Fatiha and other surah dua-e-qunoot is recited before or after the rukuh.


Third method is standing up after first and second rakah without reciting Attahiyat after second one and then in third rakah after reciting surah Fatiha and the other surah dua-e-qunoot is recited before or after the rukuh.


And if one does not know dua-e-qunoot or forgets it in between the salah then he/she is most commonly recommended to recite the dua "Rabbana a'atina fiddunya..." in place of it. It is best to learn dua-e-qunoot by heart and with meanings.


And Allah knows best!

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