Dua-e-Qunoot is one of the most recited Dua by Muslims every day in Witr prayer which is Sunnah to offer. Word “Qunoot” means obedient and “Dua” means pray which means it indicated the “act of standing”. In this Dua, we express the different qualities of Allah that he is the only creator, listener, and helper of humans. Whereas, the recitation of Dua-e-qunoot is sunnah because it was first recited by Hazrat Muhammad(S.AW.W). Hazrat Muhammad(S.AW.W) recites this dua during a time of difficulty because the is no God other than Allah who can This dua is actually not a part of the Quran like Ayat-al-Kursi.
Dua-e-Qunoot in Arabic
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
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 نَسْعأئ وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُو رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشآئ عَذَابَكَ إِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ
Transliteration of Dua Qunoot
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
English Translation of Dua e Qunoot
O Allah! We implore You for help and beg forgiveness of You and believe in You and rely on You and extol You and we are thankful to You and are not ungrateful to You and we alienate and forsake those who disobey You. O Allah! You alone do we worship and for You do we pray and prostrate and we betake to please You and present ourselves for the service in Your cause and we hope for Your mercy and fear Your chastisement. Undoubtedly, Your torment is going to overtake infidels O Allah!
Dua e Qunoot Urdu Translation
Benefits/ Fazilat of Reciting Dua e Qunoot
The most important means of communication between human beings and Allah is Prayer (Salaah) and Du’a. This is how Du’a e Qunoot has much importance in Islam. Du’a Qunoot is the name of guidance, strength, and protect you at difficult times.
Moreover, Allah loves those who call upon Him day and night, and communicate with Him through prayer and dua, and Allah has promised His servants that they would see the answer to his call, though late, He must answer the call of the servant. It is Sunnah to recite Dua e Qunoot because Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) used to recite this Du’a frequently on different occasions such as when there is a problem, hunger spreads all over the world, or when a Muslim nation is in trouble.
Du’s e Qunoot is recited most of the time in Witr prayer which is referred to as Isha prayer and the Fajr prayer as well, but if you want you can recite it in every supplication because when you are in trouble, it helps you seek guidance from Allah, strengthens you and makes you realize that none can help us except Allah. Indeed he is our Creator and Master.