Frequently Asked questions about Dua E Qunoot

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What is Qunoot Dua?

In Islam, every Dua has its own importance and reward. Reciting Dua e Qunoot is sunnah because it is recited by Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w) during different occasions. It’s associated with Witr in Isha prayer. Dua e Qunoot is not from Quran as Ayat ul Kursi. The word Qunoot means “The act of standing” and Dua means “the act of supplication“.

Dua Qunoot in English

“Meaning: O Allah! We invoke you for help and beg for forgiveness, and we believe in you and have trust in you and we praise you, in the best way we can; and we thank you and we are not ungrateful to you, and we forsake and turn away from the one who disobeys you. O, Allah! We worship you and prostrate ourselves before you, and we hasten towards you and serve you, and we hope to receive your mercy and we dread your torment. Surely, the disbelievers shall incur your torment”.

In this Dua, we describe the different attributes of Allah, such as Allah is the one who Forgives us, helps us in the time of need, Giver to all humanity, The Greatest, The Healer Of every Pain. The Prophet (S.A.W.W) used to recite this supplication when whenever there was a calamity.

How to learn Dua e Qunoot?

Many Muslims feel difficulty learning this Dua because it is too long. There are many ways to memorize this Dua:

  1. Listen regularly carefully
  2. Read it again and again
  3. Listening to its as well as reading is the best way to memorize this.

When is Dua e-Qunoot recited?

Due e Qunoot recited in Witr namaz during Isha. It is recited after saying “sami allahu liman hamidah rabbana lakal hamd” which means after Ruku. Many Islamic Schools of thought have a different way of opinion best the best time to recite its Dua in Witr prayer is before Sujud and after Ruku. Moreover, this dua can be read after many parts of life such as after having a meal, after rain, prayer, and much more because this Dua is all about Thanking Allah.

What is the alternative to dua-e-qunoot in the Witr namaz?

It’s good to recite Dua e Qunoot but if you do not remember it well, then you can recite Surah Ikhlas three times instead.

How to pray Witr? Beginners guide

In Islam, as every prayer has its specific Prayer times this is how Witr Salah offers at a specific time of the day. Witr Salah is the last prayer of the day which can be offered after Isha and before Fajr. This salah is offered in odd rakats such as 3, 5,7,9, and so on. Most Muslims offer 3 Rakah of Witr, but it has no restriction, can be offered more than 3. In last rakah of Witr prayer we Recite Dua e Qunoot after saying “sami allahu liman hamidah rabbana lakal hamd” and before Sujud.

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