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DOING QUNOOT NAAZILAH IN SALAH TO SEEK ALLAH’S HELP

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

QUESTION:

As Salaamu Alaikum,

Is it recommended to do qunoot in 5 daily salaats according to hanafi, due to the plague?

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum as Salaam 

 On account of the present Coronavirus pandemic, it is permissible or rather encouraged to do the Qunoot Naazilah in salah to seek Allah’s help against the widespread disease. However, according to the Madhhab of Imam Abu Hanifa, it should be done in the Fajr Salah, and not in all Salah. That is, it will be done in the second rakaat of the Fardh of the Fajr Salah after Ruku is made. This should be done by the Imam.

(Hashiya Radd Al Muhtar ( Shami) vol 2 pg 11 H.M Saeed Karachi;  Al Mawsoo’ah al Fiqhiyah vol 34 pg 66 Maktaba Uloom Al Islamiyah Baluchistan 2011). 

 

And Allah knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

23/03/2020

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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