In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most MercifulSalaat-ul-Witr
is not obligatory and is one (single) Rakaat, before going to bed, or
after Ishaa Prayer, or at the end of the night and just before dawn.
Before Witr prayer, you need to pray at least two Rakaat Sunnah Prayers.Al_Qunut (Special Invocation) for a Calamity and When it is to be said:It
is from Sunnah that Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) performs a special
invocation, and supplicates for the Muslims when some calamity strikes
them.Duaa Qunut is to be said after the bowing (rukoo’), after one has said: “Rabbanaa Wa Lakal-Hamd”
By Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
اهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ، وَعَافِنِي فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ، وَتَوَلَّنِي
فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ، وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعطَيْتَ، وَقِنِي شَرَّ مَا
قَضَيْتَ، فَإِنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلَا يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ، إِنَّهُ لَا يَذِلُّ
مَنْ وَالَيْتَ، وَلَا يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ، تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا
feeman hadayta, wa 'aafinee feeman 'aafayta, wa tawallanee feeman
tawallayta, wa baarik lee feemaa 'a'atayta, wa qinee sharra maa
qadhayta, fa'innaka taqdhee wa laa yuqdhaa 'alayka, 'innahu laa
yathillu man waalayta, [wa laa ya 'izzu man 'aadayta], tabaarakta
Rabbanaa wa ta'aalaytaTranslation:
Allah, guide me with those whom You have guided, and strengthen me with
those whom You have given strength. Take me to Your care with those
whom You have taken to Your care. Bless me in what You have given me.
Protect me from the evil You have ordained. Surely, You command and are
not commanded, and none whom You have committed to Your care shall be
humiliated and none whom You have taken as an enemy shall taste glory.
You are Blessed, Our Lord, and Exalted.Note: You can add one or more Quraanic Duaas for Qunut.Ref:
Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, An-Nasa'i, At-Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Ad-Darimi,
Al-Hakim, and Al-Bayhaqi. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmidhi 1/144, Sahih Ibn Majah 1/194, and 'Irwa'ul-GhaW. 2/172.Many Clear References you can find in Hadith Bukhari Below:Volume-001, Book-004, Hadith-183, Volume-001, Book-008, Hadith-461,Volume-001, Book-009, Hadith-491, Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-105,Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-106, Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-107,Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-109, Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-110,Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-111, Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-113,Volume-002, Book-016, Hadith-114, Volume-002, Book-021, Hadith-238,Volume-002, Book-021, Hadith-241, Volume-002, Book-021, Hadith-248,Volume-002, Book-021, Hadith-274, Volume-002, Book-022, Hadith-289,
And many more.
However regarding Witr containing 3 rakaat, there are only very few and not clear references are available.1st Ramadan 1437 Makkah Witr Sheikh Baleelahhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtDnivYXkb4If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam/Fasting, Zakaat, Hajj, Moonsighting
etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you
really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more
suitable for determinations, (Al_Quraan_004.059). Makkah is our Guide, (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.189, 003.096, 006.096, 010.005).
One Allah – One Quraan – One Islaam – One Worshiping Method. Hypocrites do not practice the Quraan in spirit.