What exactly is Dua e Qunoot?
In Islam, the petition variety of Dua, known as Dua e Qunoot, is recited while standing in Witr in the Isha prayer. It is widely repeated and well-known for its relationship with the Witr Salah. Qunoot signifies “obedience” or “the act of standing” in Dua e Qunoot. The term “Dua” derives from the Arabic word “petition.” Dua e Qunoot has several meanings, such as submission, humility, and devotion. The unique Dua Qunoot is chanted during the Isha prayer.
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
Is Dua Qunoot required to pray Salat?
Dua e Qunoot is the central prayer of the Witr Namaz. It is necessary for finishing the Witr Salat. You may pray a shorter version of the Qunoot Dua during the Witr Salaat if you find that you cannot recall the full version.
In the Witr prayer, the recitation of Qunoot Dua is required to be done during the third rak’ah. On the other hand, praying the Qunoot Dua as described above is not obligatory but rather recommended. The upshot of this is that although it is permissible to pray the Salat without reciting the Dua e Qunoot, the reward for doing so is less since a Sunnah was skipped. Therefore, in order to take advantage of the advantages that come with following the Sunnah, a person needs to make every effort to commit the Qunoot Dua to memory as quickly as they can. The required obligation (wajib) of uttering the Qunoot Dua in the prayer may be satisfied by offering any kind of supplication. However, the most effective way to pray is to recite the Sunnah prayer.
How exactly should this dua be performed during the Witr Salah?
The Witr prayer is obligatory and consists of three rakats, with salams said at the completion of the third.
The individual should rise to their feet before beginning the third rak’ah. In order to recite the tashahud ‘at-tahiyat’ at the conclusion of the second rak’ah. Then, once he has finished reciting Surah al-Fatiha and another Surah. He should lower his hands to his navel and repeat the Dua al-Quint or Dua e Qunoot. While raising his hands to his ear lobes and reciting Allahu Akbar (just as he did at the beginning of the prayer). This completes one round of the prayer. After that, he should go into ruku and do the Salah in a customary manner.
Benefits and significance
- When Muslims were at risk or trouble, our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) started praying this Dua. This practice is found in the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet.
- There are various essential prayers in this Dua to Allah.
- Dua Qunoot allows us to pray to Allah Almighty in times of need. If we turn to Allah SWT for help through trying circumstances, we will, inshaAllah, make it through.
- God will help us get through this when no one else can. Furthermore, Allah’s might is augmented. Even when things are going well, we may show our appreciation by praying for safety.
- If you recite this Dua, prosperity will flow to you (Barkatein). So, whoever recites this Dua three times after the Asr prayer would be blessed by Allah with a substantial rise in his wealth.
- Hearing Dua-e-Qunoot recited piques the listener’s interest in Salah. One who makes it a habit to repeat this Dua after each prayer finds that Allah has softened his heart toward the act of worship.
- When someone says the Dua e Qunoot, the Devil (shaitan) flees. If you recite this Dua every day, Allah will keep the devil away from you.
- If you make a legitimate request while reciting the Qunoot Dua, Allah will grant it. Therefore, Allah will fulfill the desires of those who say this from the depths of their heart and who are also consistent in their worship via the daily performance of Salat.