The literal meaning of ‘Al Qunoot’ in the Arabic language is ‘Al Dua’. It also means, ‘humility, humbleness, and serenity’. In addition, it also means ‘obedience’. Dua e Qunoot is a prayer that is recited in the last Rakat of Witr during the Isha prayer. Muslims say this prayer before going to Ruku.
It is reported that Hazrat Imam Hasan ibn Ali (RA) said ‘My Grand Father, the Prophet (PBUH), has taught me Dua-e-Qunoot to say it in Witr Prayer.
According to Hazrat Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (RA) and Hazrat Imam Shafi (RA), Qunoot in Witr prayer is mere Sunnah. So, if a person doesn’t recite it, his Witr prayer is still valid according to these schools of thought. Moreover, if someone does not know this prayer; he/she can recite any prayer in its place to fulfill the Sunnah.
According to Ehl e Hadith, it is a wajib prayer. Hence, if a person forgets to recite it in Water’s prayer, he has to perform Sajda-e-Sahw in order to make up for the lost wajib.
Dua-e-Qunoot Arabic Text
Allahumma Innaa Nastaeenuka Wanastagfiruka Wanu’minubika Wanatawakkalu Alaika Wanusni Alaikal Khair; Wanashkuruka Walaa Nakfuruka Wanakhla-oo Wanatrukuu Maenyafjuruk; Allahumma Iyyaka Na’budu Walaka Nusallee Wanasjudu Waelaeka Nas’aa; Wanahfidu Wanarju Rahmataka Wanakhsha Azaabaka, Inna Azaabaka Bilkuffaari Mulhiq.
O, Allah! We ask You for help and we ask for forgiveness from You and we believe in You and we trust in You and we praise you very well(extol You) and we are thankful to you and we are not ungrateful to you and we separate and leave alone whoever disobeys you.
O, Allah! We worship You alone, and we pray for You, and we prostrate, and we run and rush to You, and we hope for Your Mercy, and we fear Your punishment. Undoubtedly, Your torment is going to overtake infidels.
Dua e Qunoot Urdu Translation
Qunoot e Naazilah Arabic Text
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