What should the one who does not know dua-e-qunoot recite?

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Q: I do not know Arabic, but I can read transliterations. I do not know duaa Qunoot for the witr prayer. Can I pray Ayatal Kursi instead ?


A: You may read “Rabbana aatina fid dunya…” or “Allahummagh firlee…” and try your best to learn the qunoot.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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