Answered by Sidi Salman Younas

Question: Can you give example of supplication which can be read instead of Dua Qunut?

Answer: assalamu `alaylum

An individual who does not know the Qunut supplication can recite:

يَا رَبُّ or اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي each three times.

 or

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

This would be permitted to do, although it is optimal in the Hanafi school to recite the supplications that have come in the primary texts themselves. The most optimal one is:

اللَّهُمَّ إنَّا نَسْتَعِينُك وَنَسْتَغْفِرُك وَنُؤْمِنُ بِك وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْك وَنُثْنِي عَلَيْك الْخَيْرَ كُلَّهُ نَشْكُرُك وَلَا نَكْفُرُك وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ يُفْجِرُك اللَّهُمَّ إيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَك نُصَلِّي وَنَسْجُدُ وَإِلَيْك نَسْعَى وَنَحْفِدُ نَرْجُو رَحْمَتَك وَنَخْشَى عَذَابَك إنَّ عَذَابَك بِالْكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ

 One can also recite:

اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْت ، وَعَافِنِي فِيمَنْ عَافَيْت ، وَتَوَلَّنِي فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْت ، وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْت ، وَقِنِي شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْت ، فَإِنَّك تَقْضِي وَلَا يُقْضَى عَلَيْك ، وَأَنَّهُ لَا يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْت ، تَبَارَكْت رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْت

 These two are the most emphasized supplications relating to the Qunut. The scholars stated that joining these two supplications would generally be recommended. [Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Ibn Nujaym, Bahr al-Ra’iq]

 It has also been narrated that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) stated:

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاك مِنْ سَخَطِك ، وَبِمُعَافَاتِك ، مِنْ عُقُوبَتِك ، وَأَعُوذُ بِك مِنْك ، لَا أَحْصَى ثَنَاءً عَلَيْك ، أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْت عَلَى نَفْسِك

Benefit: The scholars differed regarding whether one should also send blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) after reciting the Qunut supplication. Abu’l Qasim al-Saffar said that one should not. However, Abu’l Layth al-Samarqandi said that one can. The latter was chosen as the fatwa position by Imam Haskafi in his Durr al-Mukhtar

Wassalam

 Salman

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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