Qunut an-Naazilah (Disaster) – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen

Question: Is Qunut an-Naazilah in a specific prayer or in all prayers?

Answer: “Qunut an-Naazilah is legislated in all prayers as that is authentically reported from the Prophet (ﷺ). It is not specific for Fajr and maghrib prayer. It is not specific for a specific day or night from the week. Rather it is general for any day of the week in all prayers. Yes, if the Imam senses boredom and weariness in the Qunut, then it is done in Fajr prayer or maghrib because this is mostly what the Prophet (ﷺ) did. If he wants he can do it in other prayers.

What is important is if he senses boredom or weariness from the people, then he does not tire the people with a recommended affair. It is possible he can do that in alternation: one prayer, then the other or only prayer Fajr or maghrib. However, I will notify here that the Qunut an-Naazilah is not the Qunut of Witr which the Prophet (ﷺ)  wa salam taught Hasan ibn Ali and it is:

اللهم اهدني فيمن هديت

“O Allah, guide me among those Thou hast guided”

[Reported by Abu Dawood and others. Graded Saheeh by Al-Albani no.1425]

So this is not legislated for Qunut an-Naazilah because it is reported from the Prophet (ﷺ) in Qunut an-Naazilah that it be a supplication on the disaster itself for which the Qunut is made for. Whether that is against the enemy or for some of the Muslims, that is, whether he supplicates for some people or against a people. What is important is that he does not mention in this Qunut except what is connected to this disaster alone”.

[Taken from:https://audio.islamweb.net/audio/Fulltxt.php?audioid=312580]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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