Reciting Qunoot in Fajr prayer
Fatwa No: 90045

  • Fatwa Date:26-5-2005 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 18, 1426
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Is it right that according to Madhab Shaafi'ee Du'aa Qunoot is recited in second Raka'h of Fajr prayer daily but it is recited in Witr prayer only from 15th of Ramadhaan up to ending night of Ramadhaan? Please give Fatwa according to Madhab Shaafi'ee.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


The Shaafi'i and Maaliki Schools of jurisprudence are of the view that Qunoot supplication is legislated to be recited in Fajr prayer. For more benefit on the view of the scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them on the Qunoot supplication, please refer to Fataawa 84214 and 83519.

Imaam An-Nawawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said regarding reciting the Qunoot during Witr prayer: “The opinion of our school [Shaafi'i] is that the Sunnah is to recite the Qunoot at the last Rak'ah of Witr at the second half of the month of Ramadan; this is the well-known opinion of our School and this is what Al-Shaafi'i  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him had stated.

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