Mu’awiya ibn ‘Abi Sufyan & Witr Salat

Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika (raa: Radiallahu Anhu): Muawiya (raa: Radiallahu Anhu) offered one Rak’a Witr salat (prayer) after the ‘Isha prayer, and at that time a freed slave of Ibn ‘Abbas (raa: Radiallahu Anhu) was present. He (i.e. the slave) went to Ibn ‘Abbas (raa: Radiallahu Anhu) (and told him that Muawiya (raa: Radiallahu Anhu) offered one Rak’a Witr prayer).

Ibn Abbas (raa: Radiallahu Anhu) said, “Leave him, for he was in the company of Allah’s Apostle (saws: Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam).”

Companions of the Prophet – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57, Number 108