Recite Dua Qunut for the People of Gaza

Sheik Abdul Rahman Sudais- Dua Qunut recitation

It was a week  before the end of 2008, and I was in a Mosque, for Zuhur’ Prayer. I was little surprised as the Imam started reciting Dua Qunut during the prayer.

After the prayer I inquired the Imam who is a student from Saudi Arabia, for the reason of reciting Dua Qunut during the prayer. I was told that Israel Zionist regime was preparing for a major offensive in Gaza. For the safety, and to protect the innocent lives from the Invaders.

I underestimated his predicament. But now we are witnessing the modern day ethnic cleansing in Gaza. The dead body count is day by day increasing to more than 500 people. There were children, ladies and elderly slaughtered by the Zionist regime of Israel.More than 2000 people injured some are with very serious injuries.

The following article is copied from Islam Online regarding recitation of Dua Qunut . The scholars strongly recommend to recite Dua Qunut during the obligatory prayers for the our beloved brothers and sisters in Gaza.

Allah Knows the best,

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear questioner, thank you very much for having confidence in us, and we implore Allah to guide the baffled Muslim Ummah to the Right Path, and to redress the balance of power and restore sovereignty to Muslims in the near future, insha’ Allah.

As far as Islamic Shari`ah is concerned, it is permissible to make
du`aa’ Al-Qunut in every obligatory Prayer for our brothers and sisters in Gaza. In fact, it is recommended to do so and to think of other practical ways to help stop the current aggression against them. During times of affliction and crises, Muslims, rulers and the ruled, scholars and individuals should lend a helping hand to afflicted or oppressed people. Du`aa’ is a strong weapon that any Muslim should use.

Responding to your question, Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, deputy chairman of the International Fiqh Academy and professor of fiqh and its principles at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, states,

Thank you for your kind question.

It is strongly recommended to recite du`aa’ Al-Qunut in all Prayers for our beloved brothers and sisters in Gaza seeking divine assistance for them, and wishing that Almighty Allah grants mercy to all those who have been killed unjustly and inhumanly. This is firmly in line with the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) practice when the Muslims faced difficult moments and situations such as the situation of people of Gaza. Surely, the people of Gaza badly need our continuous Prayers and du`aa’s for them in all our prostrations. The oppressors and those who help them must be ready for their days which will surely and certainly come.

Moreover, Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azharite scholar, adds:

It is permissible for Muslims to offer du`aa’ Al-Qunut in each obligatory Prayer during times of calamity and affliction. We are now facing a great catastrophe and it is therefore good to offer this du`aa’ in the daily Prayers.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) made qunut consecutively for one month in all the five daily Prayers. At the end of each Prayer, after saying “Allah hears him who praises Him” in the last rak`ah, he would supplicate Almighty Allah against Ri`l, Dhakwan, and `Usiyyah of Banu Sulaim, and the people behind him would say Ameen.

Dua Qunut

Allahumma inna nasta’inuka wa nastaghfiruka, wa nu’minu bika, wa natawwakkalu alayika, wa nusni alayikal khaira, wa nashkuruka wa la nakforuka wa nakhla’u wa natruku manyafjoruk. Allahumma iyyaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjudu wa ilayika nasa wa nahfidu, wa narju Rahmataka wa nakhsha ‘adhzabaka; inna adhabaka al-jidda bi al-kuffari mulhiq

O Allah! We seek Your assistance and ask for Your guidance, and we beseech Your forgiveness and return to You in repentance. We cherish faith in You and place our trust in You. We attribute all goodness to You. We are grateful to You and refuse to be ungrateful to You. We abandon and forsake all those who reject You. O Allah, You alone we worship, unto You alone we pray; unto You alone we prostrate, and for You alone we strive. Unto You alone we flee for refuge. We cherish hope in Your mercy and we fear Your retribution. Verily, Your punishment is bound to catch up with those who reject the truth.


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