Du'a Qunut
Fatwa No: 81651

Question

Please translate the meaning of Dua' Qunut in English? Is this Dua' in the Qur'an?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions

al-Hassan Ibn Ali said: "The Messenger of Allah taught me the [following] words to say in the witr prayer: 'O Allah, guide me among those whom You have guided. Grant me safety among those whom You have granted safety. Take me into Your charge among those whom You have taken into Your charge. Bless me in what You have given me. Protect me from the evil that You have decreed, for You decree and nothing is decreed for You. And there is no humiliation for whom You take as a ward. Blessed and Exalted are You, our Lord. ' Imam Shafi, Imam Ahmad, al-Termizi, an-Nasa'I, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah narrated this Hadith. al-Tirmizhi grades this Hadith as Hasan, and says: "... nothing is known from the Prophet concerning qunut more authentic than that. 'Umar ( may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him) used to supplicate this Du'a in Qunut'. 'O Allah, we ask your help, Your forgiveness, and Your guidance. In You we believe, on You we rely, You we praise with every good, we are grateful to You and not ungrateful, and disown and abandon him who commits outrages against You. O Allah, You alone do we worship, to You we pray and prostrate, You we strive for and hasten to obey, hoping for Your mercy and fearing Your punishment. Truly, Your earnest punishment shall overtake the unbelievers'. It is also advisable to end your Du'a with: 'Blessing and peace of Allah be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad'. These two forms of (Du'a') supplication are not from the Holy Qur'an. And Allah knows best.

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