Tahjud Salat

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Question:

Asalamalaikum!
My query is if one sleeps with intention of tahjud,do we need to perform witr prayer after isha or in morning after tahjud.What in case if we miss tahjud due to sleep,when to pray witr then?
Also can we pray tahjud even if we have prayed the witr after isha prayers?
Jazakallah khair!

Answer:

(Hanafi)

Wa alaykum salam
1. For a person who is certain that he/she will wake up for tahajjud then to delay the witr till after tahajjud is better.
For people who are not confident that they will wake up for tahajjud then for them they should pray witr before sleeping.
2. If witr prayer is missed then one should make it up before praying Fajar prayer.
3. Yes you can pray tahajjud prayers even if you have already prayed witr after Isha before sleeping.
The position of great scholars like Abu Hanifah, Abu Yusuf, Muhammad bin Hasan, At Tahawi and others is that there is nothing wrong with praying nafl after the Witr prayer. Doing so is NOT makruh (legally reprehensible) nor does it invalidate one’s witr prayer. In fact, the apparent meaning of various ahadeeth seem to indicate that praying nafl prayers after Witr was the practice of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam).
Reference:

شرح معاني الآثار: باب التطوع بعد الوت ر
Answered by Shaykh Mohammed Shakeeb

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