تصفح برقم المجلد > Group 2 > Volume 5: Fiqh – Salah 1 > Du`a'-ul-Qunut in the obligatory Prayers > Ruling on offering Salah behind an Imam saying Du`a'-ul-Qunut in every Fajr Prayer

The third question of Fatwa no. 21454
Q 3: What is the ruling on praying behind an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) who makes Qunut (supplication while standing after bowing in the last unit of Prayer) in the second Rak‘ah (unit of Prayer) of every Fajr (Dawn) Prayer before Ruku‘ (bowing)? Is Qunut in the Fajr Prayer a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet) or Mustahab (desirable)?
A: Qunut in the Fajr Prayer is not prescribed except in afflictions.
(Part No. 5; Page No. 393)
This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not do it except in afflictions. It was not authentically confirmed that he made Qunut constantly. Praying behind the Imam who constantly makes Qunut is valid; however, the Ma’mum (a person being led by an Imam in Prayer) should not follow him, instead he should repeat, “Rabana wa laka al-hamd, hamdan kathiran tayyiban mubarakan fihi, mil’a as-sama’i wa mil’a alard wa mil’a ma shi’ta min shay’in ba’d [O our Lord, to You be praise, much good and blessed praise, filling the heaven, filling the earth, and filling whatever else You will].”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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