[Q-ID0514] Can I pray out aloud in the Witr Salah?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is it permissible for one to recite the Qir’at in the Witr Salah aloud?

Questioner: Adam from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Yes, it is permissible for one to recite the Qir’at in the Witr salah aloud, in fact such a method is preferred on the condition he is reading it on time (Ada) and not as Qada’, it would be necessary (wajib) upon a person to read it silently if he was performing the prayer as Qada’.

This is because the Witr prayer is included in those prayers which are Jahri (audible) and for such prayers the munfarid (person praying alone) has an option whether to read it silently or not as mentioned in Radul Mukhtar;

و يخير المنفرد في الجهر وهو أفضل

The one reading alone has an option to read aloud in Salah and this is preferred.

[Radul Mukhtar, Book of Salah, Chapter of Recitation]

Also, it is stated in Bahare Shari’at:

A person has an option within the Jahri prayers, and preferred is to read the Salah as Jahri (audibly) if he is reading his Salah on time (Ada). If he is reading it as Qada’, it would be necessary to recite in silently.

(Bahare Shari’at, vol 1, part 3. Page 545, Maktaba tul Madina]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haroon Raza

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0514] Can I pray out aloud in the Witr Salah?

Also see:

[Q-ID0420] When praying Salah how loud should the recitation be?

[Q-ID0569] Why does the Imam recite quietly in Zuhr & Asr but audibly for the other prayers?

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