Download the list of du’as from the series here.
Have you ever prayed witr behind an imam and said “ameen” without understanding the du’a he was making? Taught by the Prophet ﷺ, it’s called du’a qunoot—a comprehensive prayer made every witr salah that consists of five requests. Understanding it can transform your prayer.
In this video, Dr. Tahir breaks down the deep meanings and wisdom behind the five requests: guidance, aafiyah, Allah’s friendship (the awliya of Allah), barakah or blessings, and safety from evil.
Du’a of qunoot
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَ عَافِنِي فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ و تَوَلَّنِي فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَ بَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَ قِنِي شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ إنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلا يُقْضَى عَليْكَ إنَّهُ لا يَذِّلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ
Allahumma ihdini fi-man hadayta wa-ʿafini fi-man ʿafayta wa-tawallani fi-man tawwalayta wa-barik li fi-ma aʿtayta wa-qini sharra ma qadayta innaka taqdi wa-la yuqda ʿalayka innahu la yadhillu man walayta tabarakta wa-taʿalayta
O Allah, guide me among those whom You have guided, grant me well-being among those whom You have granted well-being, befriend me among those to whom You have befriended, bless me in what You have bestowed, and save me from the evil of what You have decreed. Truly, You decree and none can decree against You; one whom You have befriended is not humiliated. Blessed are You (O Allah) and Exalted.