What Can I Recite During the Qunut of Witr If I Don’t Know the Sunna Supplication?

Hanafi Fiqh

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Question: As-Salamu alaikum,

I don’t know Dua-e-Qunoot. Is there another dua that I can read?

Answer: walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

The necessary (wajib) duty to recite the qunut in witr prayer is fulfilled by any supplication whatsoever. However it is vasly superior to recite the sunna supplication.

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

Please see: What is The Minimum Amount That Can Be Recited in Qunut? and: Supplication During Qunut

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