Can one pray after Witr?

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1.. If we are not sure that we will get up for Tahajjud prayers and we read the witr prayer during Isha only and the we do get up for Tahjjud can we pray Tahajjud even if we have read Witr?


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Can one pray after Witr?

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.112 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar

The Prophet (saws) said, "Make Witr as your last prayer at night."

It is reported that Hadrat Ali (r.a.) said: "The witr prayer is not required like your obligatory prayers, but the Prophet (saws) would perform the witr prayer and say: 'O you people [followers] of the Qur'an, perform the witr prayer, for Allah is one and He loves the witr.'"


It is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he always used to make the ‘witr’ prayers, the last prayer of the night. 


But if one has already prayed the ‘witr’ prayers, and then after that makes intention to pray the ‘tahajjud’ or night prayers, there is no harm in praying the ‘tahajjud’ prayers after ‘witr’ has already been prayed. This ruling is applicable only in exceptional cases, and one should not make it a regular habit to pray the night prayers after witr.


In such cases, where one wants to pray ‘tahajjud’ prayers after the witr has already been prayed, one should not pray the ‘witr’ prayer again.


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