Can you pray tahajjud after witr? You need to know this

Can you pray Tahajjud after Witr? As Muslims, we are encouraged to perform various prayers throughout the day,

Including the obligatory five daily prayers and optional prayers, such as Tahajjud and Witr.

However, there is some confusion among Muslims regarding the permissibility of praying Tahajjud after Witr.

In this article, we will explore whether or not one can pray Tahajjud after Witr and provide a clear and concise answer to this question.

Can you pray tahajjud after witr?

Yes, you can pray Tahajjud after Witr. This is good. Because the night prayer is done using Witr, so you will complete the night prayer through Witir after performing Tahajjud and Sunnah according to your wishes.

But if a person prays Salaatul Witar with Isha prayer and then prays Tahajjud after waking up at night, then Witr does not have to be prayed again.

But it is better if he is sure that I will get up to pray on the last night, God willing, then he should complete the prayer with Witr. And if you read Witr with Isha prayer, you can still read Tahajjud; there is no problem.

Evidence from Hadiths

Several hadiths indicate that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) prayed Tahajjud after Witr. One such hadith is narrated by Aisha (RA), who said:

“The Prophet (PBUH) used to pray eleven rak’ahs at night, and he would not separate between the three rak’ahs of Witr and his other rak’ahs, neither by speaking nor by performing Tasleem (saying salaam).” (Muslim)

This hadith clearly shows that the Prophet (PBUH) used to perform Witr and Tahajjud together without separating them.

Another hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) states:

“The Prophet (PBUH) used to pray thirteen Rakat at night, and he would not sit down after performing Witr.” (Bukhari)

This hadith indicates that the Prophet (PBUH) used to pray Witr and then continue praying Tahajjud without sitting in between.

When is the best time for Witr prayer?

If it is possible to wake up on the last night, delaying the Witr prayer until the last night is better.

However, if you perform the Witr prayer after the Isha prayer, there is no difficulty in performing the Tahajjud prayer after that. You can pray Tahajjud as often as you want with two rak’ahs on the last night.

It is proven by the deeds of the Companions Abu Bakr – Radi Allahu Anhu – Abdullah Ibn Abbas – Radi Allahu Anhu – and Ammar Bin Yasir – Radi Allahu Anhu – that they recited Witr after Isha and performed Tahajjud on the last night.

Once the Witr prayer is performed, there is no need to perform it again. Rasulullah – may Allah bless him and grant him peace – forbade performing the Witr prayer twice in one night.


Q. What is the best time to perform the Tahajjud prayer?

A. The best time to perform the Tahajjud prayer is in the last third of the night, as this is the time when Allah (SWT) descends to the lowest heaven and answers the prayers of His servants.

Q. Can I perform the Witr prayer after Tahajjud?

A. While it is permissible to perform the Witr prayer after Tahajjud, it is recommended to perform the Witr prayer before Tahajjud.

Q. Can I perform the Witr prayer alone without performing Tahajjud?

A. Yes, Witr prayer can be performed alone without performing Tahajjud, as it is voluntary.

Q. What if I missed Witr’s prayer?

A. If you missed performing the Witr prayer, you can perform it later before the Fajr prayer. However, it is recommended to perform the Witr prayer before sleeping.


In conclusion, it is permissible to pray Tahajjud after Witr, and there is evidence from hadiths to support this.

However, it is important to note that Witr is a voluntary prayer that should be performed before the Tahajjud prayer.

It is also important to remember that Tahajjud is a voluntary prayer that should not be skipped or delayed. It is a means of drawing closer to Allah (SWT) and seeking His forgiveness and mercy.

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