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 ṣalah, this is contrary to Imām Shāfiʿī’s opinion. If a person prays behind an imām who is reading duāʿ al-qunūt in Fajr ṣalah, he should just stand with them and remain quiet.
Only Allah SWT alone knows best
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Imām Marghīnānī, Al-Hidāyah, volume 1 pg. 290.