Dua Qunut for Subuh Prayers and Dua Qunut Nazilah with Arabic/English Transliteration

Dua Qunut for the Subuh and Witr Prayers and Dua Qunut Nazilah
by Muslim.Sg 2022-04-19 • 12 min read
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2022-04-19 • 12 min read

Dua Qunut in English with transliteration and translation

All praises be to Allah s.w.t.

Among the signs of a humble servant is when he constantly consults The One who created him. We supplicate to express our gratitude and thankfulness to Allah s.w.t. It is indeed our utmost duty to seek from Him goodness and forgiveness in times of hardship and ease. 

Allah s.w.t mentions in the Quran: 

وَإِذَا سَألَك عِبَادِي عَنِّي فإنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرشُدُونَ

And when My servants ask you, (O Muhammad), concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me (by obedience) and believe in Me that they may be (rightly) guided

(Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:186)

The supplication of Dua Qunut is the supplication recited during Subuh prayer (Fajr prayer). The Arabic word ‘قنوت - Qunoot’ has multiple linguistic meanings, one of which simply means ‘To Stand’. 

As a Fiqh term, it means; A supplication or praise to Allah s.w.t. which is read at a specific Rukun in Solat (while in the form of i’tidal - standing). The Dua Qunut was first practised when our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. encountered a calamity during the early stages of prophethood in Makkah. 

dua qunoot doa qunut rumi ringkas

There are two types of Dua Qunut;

1. Dua Qunut Rotibah (regular) that is recited during Subuh prayer as well as the Witr prayer on the second half of Ramadan. It is also sunnah for those who did not perform or may have missed the Dua Qunut Rotibah in prayer to do the Sujud Sahwi before giving the salam.

2. Dua Qunut Nazilah, which is specifically recited in times of calamity or seeking Allah’s protection. Qunut Nazilah is recited during the obligatory prayers including the Friday prayers.

When a crisis or calamity happens, it becomes a Sunnah to recite Dua Qunut Nazilah. It can also be recited when we are intending to provide assistance for others or a place that are facing adversity or disaster. This can be a way of showing solidarity as Muslims towards others. 

The ruling for both of these two types of Dua Qunut is Sunnah.

Dua Qunut is recited on the last unit of prayer (raka’at), after the I’tidal, while still standing, and before proceeding to the Sujud position. It is recommended to raise both hands upon reciting the Dua Qunut.

dua qunoot, doa qunut, solat witr terawih prayer

1. Dua Qunut/Qunoot

اللهُمَّ اهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ
Allāhummah-dinī fīman hadait
وَعَافِني فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ
Wa ‘āfinī fīman ‘āfait
وَتَوَلَّنِي فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ
Wa tawallanī fīman tawallait
وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيماَ أَعْطَيْتَ
Wa bārik lī fīmā a’atoit
وَقِنِي شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ
Wa qinī syarra mā qadhait
فَإنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ
Fa-innaka taqdī wa lā yuqdho ‘alaik
وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ 
Wa innahu laa yazillu man wālait
وَلاَ يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ
Wa lā ya’izzu man ‘ādait
تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ
Tabārakta Rabbana wa ta'ālait
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدٌ عَلى ما قَضَيتَ وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأََتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
Falak-al-hamdu ‘alā mā qadhaita, wa astaghfiruka wa atūbu ilaik
وَصلَّى اللهُ عَلىَ سَيًّدًنَا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيِ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ
Wa sallallāhu ‘alā sayyidinā Muhammadin Nabiyyil ummīyi wa ‘alā ālihi wa sahbihi ajma’īn

Meaning:

O Allah, guide me with those whom You have guided and grant me wellbeing with those whom You have granted wellbeing. Take me to Your care with those whom You have taken to Your care. Bless me in what You have given me. Protect me from the evil You have ordained.

Surely, You hold the command and are not commanded, and none whom You have committed to Your care shall be humiliated. And none whom You have taken as an enemy shall taste glory. You are blessed, Our Lord and Exalted. All I praise is upon You for what You decide.

I seek Your forgiveness and I repent unto You.  Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and all his Companions.

2. Dua Qunut Nazilah

اللهُمَّ اهْدِنَا فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ
Allāhummah dinā fīman hadait
وَعَافِنَا فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ
Wa ‘āfinā fīman ‘āfait
وَتَوَلَّنَا فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ
Wa tawallanā fīman tawallait
وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِيماَ أَعْطَيْتَ
Wa bārik lānā fīma a’atoit
وَقِنَا شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ
Wa qinā syarra mā qadhait
فَإنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ
Fa-innaka taqdī wa lā yuqdho ‘alaik
وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ 
Wa innahu lā yazillu man wālait
وَلاَ يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ
Wa lā ya’izzu man ‘ādait
تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ
Tabārakta Rabbanā wa ta'alait
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدٌ عَلى ما قَضَيتَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
Falak-al hamdu ‘alā mā qadhait, wa nastaghfiruka wa natūbu ilaik
اللهُمَّ إِنَّا نَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جهْدِ الْبلاء وَدَرْكِ الشِّقَاءِ، وَسُوءِ الْقَضَاءِ، وَشَمَاتَةِ الأَعْدَاءِ
Allāhumma innā na’uzubika min jahdil-balā’, wa darkish-shiqā’, wa sūi’l-qadhā’, wa shamātatil-a’dā’.
اللهُمَّ إِنَّا نَعُوذُ بكَ مِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ، وَ َتَحَوُّلِ عَافِيَتِكَ، وَفُجَاءَةِ نِقْمَتِكَ، وَجَمِيعِ سَخَطِكَ
Allāhumma innā na’ūzubika min zawāli n’imatik, wa  tahawwuli ‘āfiyatik, wa fujā-ati niqmatik, wa jamī’i sakhatik
اللهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنَّا البَلاَءِ وَالوَبَاءِ وَالزَّلاَزِلَ وَالمِحَنِ، مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ، عَنْ بَلَدِنَا خَاصَّة، وَسَائِرِ الْبُلْدَانِ عَامَّةً
Allāhumma-idfa’ ‘annal-balā’ wal-wabā’ waz-zalāzila wal-mihan, ma zhohara minhā wa mā baton, ‘an baladinā khāssah, wa sā-iril buldāni ‘āmmah
اللهُمَّ اكْتُب السَّلاَمَةَ وَالعَافِيَةَ لَنَا وَلِجَمِيعِ الْبُلْدَانِ عَامَّةً يَارَبَّ العَالمينَ
Allāhumma-ktubis-salāmata wal-‘āfiyata lanā wa li jami’il-buldāni ‘āmmah. Ya Rabbal-‘ālamīn
اللهُمَّ انْصُرِ الْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ فِي كُلِّ مَكَان، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Allāhumman-suril-mustadh'afīna fī kulli makān. Ya Arhama-rrāhimin
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ. وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلىَ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّم
Rabbanā ātina fid-dunya hasanah, wa fil-ākhirati hasanah, wa qina ‘azaban-nār. Wa salallāhu ‘alā sayyidinā Muhammad wa ‘alā ālihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. 

Meaning: 

O Allah, guide me with those whom You have guided and grant me wellbeing with those whom You have granted wellbeing. Take me to Your care with those whom You have taken to Your care. Bless me in what You have given me. Protect me from the evil You have ordained.

Surely, You hold the command and are not commanded, and none whom You have committed to Your care shall be humiliated. And none whom You have taken as an enemy shall taste glory. You are blessed, Our Lord and Exalted. All I praise is upon You for what You decide. I seek Your forgiveness and I repent unto You.

Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from the distress of trial, from the lowest level of misery, from the perversity of fate, and from the malicious rejoicing of enemies.

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the withdrawal of Your blessing and the change of Your protection (from me) and from the sudden wrath of You, and from every displeasure of You.

O Allah, lift from us the calamity, the pandemic, the disasters and the tribulations, which are apparent and that which are hidden, especially from our country and other countries (around the world).

O Allah, grant us and other countries (around the world) safety and well-being.
O Allah, grant victory to the oppressed in all places.

Our Lord, give us in this world (that which is) good and in the Hereafter (that which is) good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire. And Peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and all his Companions.

3. Other Duas that we can recite in Qunut

There are no specific Dua for Qunut Nazilah, hence you may consider reading the Dua mentioned above which is commonly read or you may additionally include any other Duas which may conform to the dire situation intended.

Here are some Duas you may consider:

Seeking Allah for the purification of the soul

اللهُمَّ آتِي نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا وَزَكِّهَا أَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا، أَنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلَهَا

Allāhumma āti nafsī taqwāha, wa zakkihā anta khairu man zakkāha, anta waliyyuhā wa maulāhā

O Allah! Grant me piety and purify my soul as You are the Best to purify it. You are its Guardian and its Protecting Friend. 

(Sahih Muslim)   

Seeking Allah for forgiveness and well-being

qunut qunoot in fajr prayer shafi

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ العَفْوَ وَالعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَة 

Allāhumma innī as-alukal-‘afwa wal-‘āfiyah fid-dunya wal-ākhirah 

O Allah, I seek You for forgiveness and my wellbeing in this world and the hereafter.

(Sunan Abi Dawud)

Seeking Allah’s mercy 

dua e qunoot shafi in English qunut witir

‏اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مُوجِبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ، وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ، وَالسَّلاَمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْم، وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرْ وَالْفَوْزَ بِالجَنَّة، وَالنَّجَاةَ مِنَ النَّارِ‏‏

Allāhumma innī asa’luka mūjibāti rahmatik, wa 'azā-ima maghfiratik, was-salāmata min kulli ithm, wal-ghanīmata min kulli birrin, wal-fawza bil- jannah, wannajāta mina-nār 

O Allah, I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means for Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Paradise and deliverance from Fire. 

(Hadith narrated by Al-Hakim)

It is indeed an honour for us as Muslims to be able to seek from Him whenever and wherever we may be. Despite the trials and tribulations, there is always room for His endless blessings and may He open our hearts and eyes to count them.

And Allah knows best.

Check out Muslim.Sg's dua collection.

 

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