Dua Qunut / دعائے قنوت


Introduction of Dua Qunut

Dua Qunoot is a supplication recited by Muslims during the Witr prayer, which is performed after the Isha prayer. It is a heartfelt and humble invocation where the worshipper seeks guidance, forgiveness, protection, and blessings from Allah. The word “Qunoot” in Arabic means “being obedient” or “submissiveness.” This powerful prayer is recited in a standing position during the final rakah (unit) of the Witr prayer, before the bowing (rukoo’).

Significance & Excellence of Dua Qunut

Dua Qunoot serves as a means for believers to express their reliance on Allah, seeking His mercy and seeking refuge from His punishment. It is a moment of intimate connection between the individual and their Creator, where they pour out their sincerest desires and concerns. The supplication acknowledges Allah’s guidance, forgiveness, and sovereignty, while also expressing gratitude for His blessings.

Dua Qunut Arabic Text

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْتَعِيْنُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِي عَلَيْكَ الْخَيْرَ وَنَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ يَفْجُرُكَ ط اَللّٰهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّي وَنَسْجُدُ وَاِلَيْكَ نَسْعَى وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُوا رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشٰی عَذَابَكَ اِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالْكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ۔

اردو ترجمہ

اے اللہ! بے شک ہم تجھی سے مدد طلب کرتے ہیں اور تجھی سے بخشش مانگتے ہیں اورتجھ پر ایمان لاتے ہیں اور تجھی پر بھروسہ رکھتے ہیں اور تیری بہت اچھی ثناء کرتے ہیں اور ہم تیرا شکر ادا کرتے ہیں،تیری نافرمانی نہیں کرتے اور ہم الگ کرتے ہیں اور چھوڑ دیتے ہیں ان لوگوں کو جو تیری نافرمانی کرتے ہیں۔ اے اللہ! ہم صرف تیری ہی عبادت کرتے ہیں، تیرے ہی لئے نماز پڑھتے ہیں، سجدہ کرتے ہیں، تیری ہی طرف ہم دوڑتے اور تیری ہی خدمت میں حاضر ہوتے ہیں۔ ہم تیری رحمت کی امید کرتے ہیں اور تیرے عذاب سے ڈرتے ہیں۔ بے شک تیرا عذاب کفار (منکرین) کو لاحق ہونے والا ہے۔

English Translation

“Ya Allah, we seek Your assistance, and we seek Your forgiveness, and we believe in You, and we rely on You. We praise You in all goodness, and we thank You, and we do not deny You, and we cast aside and abandon those who disobey You. Ya Allah, You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray and prostrate. We strive and hasten towards You, and we hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment. Indeed, Your punishment will surely overtake the disbelievers.”


FAQs About Doa Qunoot

1. What is the purpose of Dua Qunoot?

   The purpose of Dua Qunoot is to seek Allah’s guidance, forgiveness, protection, and blessings. It is a supplication where Muslims express their reliance on Allah and their desire for His mercy and assistance in various aspects of life.

2. When is Dua Qunoot recited?

   Dua Qunoot is commonly recited during the Witr prayer, which is performed after the Isha prayer. It is recited in the final rakah (unit) of the Witr prayer, before the bowing (rukoo’).

3. Can Dua Qunoot be recited in other prayers?

   While Dua Qunoot is primarily associated with the Witr prayer, it can also be recited in other voluntary prayers, such as the Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. However, its recitation in other prayers may vary based on different scholarly opinions and practices.

4. Are there different versions of Dua Qunoot?

   Yes, there are slight variations in the wording and placement of Dua Qunoot among different schools of thought in Islam. The variations mainly pertain to the specific wording used in the supplication, but the overall essence and purpose remain the same.

5. Can Dua Qunoot be recited in the local language?

   The recommended practice is to recite Dua Qunoot in Arabic, as it is considered a part of the prayer itself. However, if an individual is not fluent in Arabic, they can recite it in their native language during the non-obligatory prayers. It is important to note that the essential meanings and intent should be preserved when reciting in the local language.