Could You Teach Me the Qunut Supplication for the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Could you please teach me the Qunut Supplication in the most simple, yet accurate way possible?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The following excerpt is extracted from Shaykh Faraz Khan’s Ascent to Felicity (192):


اللّهمَّ إِنَّا نَسْتَعِيْنُكَ وَنَسْتَهْدِيْكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِيْ عَلَيْكَ الْخَيْرَ كُلَّهُ نَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ يَفْجُرُكَ اللَّهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّيْ وَنَسْجُدُ وَإِلَيْكَ نَسْعَى وَنَحْفِدُ نَرْجُوْ رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشَى عَذَابَكَ إِنَّ عَذَابَكَ الجِدَّ بِالكُفَّارِ مُلْحِقٌ وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا النَبِيِّ الأُمّيِّ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وصَحْبِه وَسَلَّمَ

(Allahumma inna nasta`inuka wa nastahdik, wa nastaghfiruka wa natubu ilayk, wa nu’minu bika wa natawakkalu `alayk, wa nuthni `alayka ‘l-khayra kullah, nashkuruka wa la nakfuruk, wa nakhla`u wa natruku man yafjuruk. Allahumma iyyaka na`budu , wa laka nusalli wa nasjud, wa ilayka nas`a wa nahfid, narju rahmataka wa nakhsha `adhabak, inna `adhabak ‘l-jidda bi ‘l-kuffari mulhiq. Wa salla ‘Llahu `ala Sayyidina Muhammadini ’n-Nabiyyi ‘l-ummiyy, wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.)

“O Allah! Verily, we seek Your help and Your guidance. We ask for Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance. We believe in You and place our trust in You. We praise You with every good praise; we thank You, and we do not reject You. We cast out and abandon anyone who disobeys You. O Allah, You alone do we worship, and for Your sake alone do we pray and prostrate. To You alone do we earnestly strive and hasten. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment; verily, Your true punishment will be meted out to the disbelievers. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the unlettered Prophet, and upon his family and Companions.”

Please also see: What is the Preferred Method to Recite the Qunut Supplication? and: Can I Send Blessings on the Prophet at the End of the Supplication (Qunut) of the Witr Prayer?

And Allah Most High alone grants facilitation and success.

wassalam,
Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani