What should a Hanafi do when praying behind an Imam who is doing qunut of Fajr

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Fatwa ID: 02962

Answered by:  Maulana Tahsin Alam​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Can you please explain the qunoot in the fajr as far as how it is done, Also if I am praying behind an imam who does not make dua qunoot am I still needing to do it or how would I handle that situation?



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

The Ḥanafi madhab does not require a person to read duāʿ al-qunūt in Fajr alah, this is contrary to Imām Shāfiʿī’s opinion. If a person prays behind an imām who is reading duāʿ al-qunūt in Fajr alah, he should just stand with them and remain quiet.[1]


Only Allah SWT alone knows best

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1]Imām Marghīnānī, Al-Hidāyah, volume 1 pg. 290.



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