Shaf and Witr

What is Shaf'? How is one raka’ah Witr performed? Also, while reciting dua’ Qunoot in Witr prayer after rising from ruku’, do we have to raise our hand or should we simply recite Qunoot after reciting 'rabbana lakal hamd' whilst putting hand on our chest?

Shaf' refers to two raka'ah of prayer. It is performed in the usual way and at the end salaam is said.

Witr is a single rak'aah of prayer with salaam at the end. This is prayed after Shaf' to end the prayer.

During Qunoot, the Sunnah is that we raise up our hands in dua’.

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