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Praying Qunoot During Hard Times


In the hanbali madhab we are supposed to pray qunut during Fajr and other prayers if there's a time of nawazil. If I understood correctly. What is and isn't nawazil?


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If you mean the Hanbali Madh-hab, then you are not concerned with their Qunoot because according to their Madh-hab, Qunoot of Nawazil (calamities) is limited to the Great Imam, and not for every Imam. Al-Mardawi Al-Hanbali said in (Al-Insaaf): If the Muslims are stricken by a calamity, then the Imam is the one who exclusively makes Qunoot, according to this Madh-hab... Az-Zarkashi said: Qunoot is limited to the Great Imam or the Commander of the Army, not for every imam, this is the known opinion from the Madh-hab. [End of Quote]

Nawazil means the calamities and catastrophes that people may be stricken with, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. Kashf Al-Qinaa’ reads: "Unless Muslims are stricken by a calamity, i.e. a catastrophe, then it is sunnah for the Imam of that time, i.e. the Great Imam (exclusively), to make Qunoot in prayers except for Friday to get that catastrophe warded off." [End of Quote]

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