Supplication after Witr Salah

Supplication after Witr Ṣalāh

Question

Is it Sunnah to read سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوْسِ three times after Witr Ṣalāh throughout the year or only in Ramaḍān?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Answer

It is Sunnah to read سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوْسِ three times after Witr Ṣalāh throughout the year.[1] This was the general habit of the Prophet ﷺ who would raise and prolong his voice the third time as reported in several authentic narrations.[2]

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

27 Jumādā al-Thāniyah 1437 / 5 April 2016

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib

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Footnotes

[1] Tabyīn al-Ḥaqāʾiq (1: 170); al-Mugnī (2: 122); Zād al-Maʿād (1: 326); al-Majmūʿ (4: 16); Sharḥ al-Zurqānī ʿAlā al-Mawāhib (11: 13).

[2] Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah (6873); Musnad Aḥmad (15354, 15355); Sunan Abū Dāwūd (1430); Sunan al-Nasāʾī (1699); al-Mustadrak (1009).