Dua Qunoot is one of the most powerful supplications that a Muslim can make. It’s an invocation made during the last part of the nightly prayer ritual, which Muslims all over the world participate in. In this post, we will be discussing what Dua Qunoot is, its importance, how to perform it properly, and more.

What Is Dua Qunoot?

Dua Qunoot is a special supplication that is recited during the last part of the Witr (nightly) prayer. It’s an invocation which seeks God's help and protection from any harm or evil. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to recite this dua regularly in his prayers and encouraged others to do so too. He said “Whoever recites this dua has sought refuge from Allah and his mercy".

Transliteration: Allahumma ihdini feeman hadayt, wa a’fini fiman afait, wa tawallani fiman tawallait, wa barik Li fima atait, wa qini sharra ma qadait, fa Innaka taqdi wa la yuqda Alaik, wa innahu la yadhillu man walait, tabarakta Rabbana wa ta’alait.

Translation: “O Allah guide me among those You have guided, pardon me among those You have pardoned, befriend me among those You have befriended, bless me in what You have granted, and save me from the evil that You decreed. Indeed You decree, and none can pass decree, and none can pass decree upon You, indeed he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, blessed are You our Lord and Exalted.”

How To Perform Dua Qunoot Properly?

When performing dua qunoot, you must stand with your hands raised above your head in a state of humility and reverence towards Allah (swt). Then you must recite the dua with full concentration and sincerity. It should be noted that there are different versions of dua qunoot that can be recited depending on whether you are praying Fajr or Witr prayers. However, regardless of which version you choose to recite, it should always include praising Allah (swt) for His blessings and thanking Him for His mercy.

Why Should You Recite Dua Qunoot?

Reciting dua qunoot has several benefits such as gaining closeness to Allah (swt), having your prayers answered quickly, being protected from harm or evil, having increased faith in Allah (swt), achieving inner peace, increasing patience and more. In addition to these spiritual rewards, reciting dua qunoot also helps us gain strength in times of hardship by reminding us that we have an Almighty God who will always come to our aid when needed.


Reciting Dua Qunoot can bring many blessings into our lives but only if we do it with sincerity and faith in Allah (swt). This powerful supplication not only helps us remember our Lord but also brings us closer to Him by expressing our gratitude for His countless blessings upon us. With consistent practice and dedication, we can experience all the spiritual rewards associated with reciting this precious invocation every day. May Allah SWT continue to guide us on our journey towards righteousness! Ameen!