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Dua Qunoot for Witr Prayer in English and Arabic

The word Qunoot in the Arabic language has many meanings.

It can indicate obedience, prayer, dua, silence, and the long-standing prayer..

And this last meaning is what we mean when saying Dua Qunoot.

In this article, you’ll know much information about this dua, how to say it and when, and why it’s so important in Islam. Keep reading.

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What Does Dua Qunoot Mean?

?it Is a Supplication Made During Witr Prayer. Qunoot (قنوت ) in The Arabic Language Means Dua, Obedience, and Silence.. Also, the Arabic Verb قنت Means to Perform Prayer Against the Enemy.

While the meaning of qunoot dua is to “to prolong standing during prayer, with feeling pious.. And in Quran, Allah described Ibraheem as Qanit ( قانت in Arabic) which means he is pious, careful to obey Allah, and follows his teachings.

Indeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader, devoutly obedient to Allah, inclining toward truth, and he was not of those who associate others with Allah. ( Al Nahl, 16:120).

Qunoot is also a prayer to seek strength and courage from Allah in the face of adversities and life’s struggles.

Dua E Qunoot Importance

This Dua Is Often Recited in Witr Prayer and It’s Very Important for Muslims Seeking guidance and protection from Allah,

It’s also recited in the five prayers when there is a disaster or adversity In sunna books, the messenger of Allah said the Qanoot for a month

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet (ﷺ) recited Qunut for one month (in the Fajr prayer) asking Allah to punish the tribes of Ral and Dhakwan. (because they have killed some of the companions he sent for them to teach them about Islam.

Bukhari wrote that when the prophet Mohammed wanted to make a prayer against someone, he recite Qunoot when he stand up after bowing.

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Hadith About Qunoot Duas with English Translation

Prophet Muhammad was saying qunoot in witr prayer after bowing..

And there are many narrations about the recitation of this dua the most common of them is that of Al-Hassan, his grandson, ibn Ali. He said:

“The Messenger of Allah taught me word-to-word to say in witr salat, those are

“O Allah! Guide us among those You guide. Grant us health and pardon among those You grant health and pardon, look after us among those You look after, grant us grace in what You have given us, and protect us from the evil of what you have ordained;

for You decree and none decrees against You, and none is abased whom You befriend. And none is exalted whom You are at enmity with. O our Lord, who is above all things sacred and exalted, all praise is Yours for what you decree. I ask Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance

اللَّهمَّ اهدني فيمن هَديتَ، وعافِني فيمن عافَيتَ، وتولَّني فيمَن تولَّيتَ، وبارِكْ لي فيما أعطَيتَ، وقِني شرَّ ما قضيتَ، فإنَّكَ تَقضي ولا يُقضَى عليكَ، وإنَّهُ لا يذلُّ مَن واليتَ، تبارَكْتَ ربَّنا وتعاليتَ

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Another Narration Reported by Ā’ishah

‘ā’ishah (may Allah Be Pleased with Her) Reported: One Night I Did Not Find the Prophet (may Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be upon Him). as I Groped in Search of Him, I Found Him Bowing – or Prostrating – and Saying: “glory and Praise Be to You. There Is No God but You).” in Another Narration: “my Hand Fell Over His Feet While He Was in Prostration, with His Feet Erect. He Was Supplicating:

‘o Allah, I Seek Refuge in Your Pleasure from Your Wrath and In Your Pardon from Your Punishment, and I Seek Refuge in You from You. I Am Not Capable of Enumerating Praise of You. You Are as You Have Praised Yourself.'” (at-Tirmidhi Narrated It)

اللَّهمَّ إنِّي أعوذُ برضاكَ من سخَطِك وبمعافاتِكَ من عُقوبتِكَ، وأعوذُ بِك منكَ، لا أُحصي ثناءً عليكَ أنتَ كما أثنيتَ على نفسِكَ

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Read also: Sayyidul Istighfar Dua in English and Arabic

Another Narration by ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb

It Was Narrated from ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, the Great Companion, that He Said

O, Allah! Truly we seek Your help and Your forgiveness and believe in You and praise You for all good. We thank You and are not ungrateful to You and submit ourselves to you and surrender and forsake all who reject You. O Allah You alone we worship. We pray and prostrate to You. We strive and struggle in Your Way. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your harsh punishment. Certainly, Your punishment is inflicted upon the paganists. (Sahih Muslim)

اَللَّهُمَّ إنا نَسْتَعِينُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِئْ عَلَيْكَ الخَيْرَ وَنَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ ئَّفْجُرُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّئ وَنَسْجُدُ وَإِلَيْكَ نَسْعئ وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُو رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشآئ عَذَابَكَ إِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ

Dua Transliteration

Allah humma inna nasta-eenoka wa nastaghfiruka wa nu’minu bika wa natawakkalu alaika wa nusni alaikal khair, wa nashkuruka wala nakfuruka wa nakhla-oo wa natruku mai yafjuruka, Allah humma iyyaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjud wa ilaika nas aaa wa nahfizu wa narju rahma taka wa nakhshaa azaabaka inna azaabaka bil kuffari mulhik

Is Qunoot Dua Obligatory?

There is some debate among scholars as to whether or not dua-e-qunoot is obligatory. Some say that it is obligatory while others argue that it is not. The majority of scholars, however, seem to agree that dua qunoot is not obligatory but highly recommended in salat witr and in all prayers in times of adversity.

In this case, the Muslim can recite this dua in the last ruku when after standing up and saying sami Allahu liman hamidah is “Allah hears whoever praises Him. Some people think that Qunoot is limited to salah fagr but that is not correct because prophet Mohammed recited this dua in all prayers- as shown in this hadith.”

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It was narrated from Abu Malik Al-Ashja’i that his father said:

I prayed behind the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and he did not say the Qunut, and I prayed behind Abu Bakr and he did not say the Qunut, and I prayed behind Umar and he did not say the Qunut, and I prayed behind Uthman and he did not say the Qunut, and I prayed behind Ali and he did not say the Qunut.” Then he said: “O my son, this is an innovation.”

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In Which Surah in Quran Is Dua Qunoot?

Qunoot is dua not ayat in the Quran, so it should be told as those three narrations mentioned before.

And they’re not fixed forms because Muslims can add or cut words from this dua… So it’s not Quranic verses

And there is no surah that can be recited instead of it.

How to Memorize Qunoot Dua?

This Dua Is Easy to Memorize, but There Are a Few Things to Keep in Mind to Doing So.

  • Firstly, it is important to understand the meaning of the dua. This will make it easier to focus when memorizing and help you remember the dua more easily.
  • Secondly, break the dua down into smaller sections and memorize one section at a time. Once you have memorized all the sections, put them all together.
  • Thirdly, recite the dua regularly. The more you recite it, the easier it will be to remember.
  • Finally, seek help from a tutor or teacher if you need assistance in memorizing the dua.

Do You Have to Say Dua Qunoot in Witr

No, you don’t have to say this dua for witr prayer

It’s of the sunan to recite this dua.

When reading it, you’ll be rewarded and you’ll feel relief in your heart…However, not reading it isn’t a sin surely!

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When Do You Read Dua Qunoot?

Supplication is one of the foundations of worship, as there is no mediator between God Almighty and His servants, and qunoot is the servant’s supplication to Allah at a specific time during prayer.

  • The Hanbalis view that it is Sunnah for a Muslim to perform qunoot during all days of the year in the Witr prayers and it’s not recited in the daily prayer unless there is a calamity. nd here the qunoot is after the bowing and not before it.
  • The Hanafis agree with that opinion, and they see that qunoot is recited in the Witr prayers only, and accordingly, there is no qunoot at Fagr unless the imam is Qanit. In this case, worshipers should follow him.
  • The Malikis hold that qunut should not be performed except in the dawn prayer, and according to their opinion, it is recited before bowing.
  • The Shafi’is see it’s disabled to recite qunut in fagr But it’s not obligatory, and also in the witr prayers after the middle of the month of Ramadan. Qunoot is not required in the daily five prayers except in the times of calamities. and here the qunoot is after the bowing and not before it.


Qunoot means the long-standing during prayer..

It’s not obligatory to say it.

However, it’s a sunna of the prophet to say during witr prayer and in the times of adversities and calamities when we have no power to rely on except Allah, swt.

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