Q. I find it hard to remember dua e Qunoot for the witr Salaah. I have tried memorizing it many times but I get confused and fear I’m getting a sin by reading it wrong. Kindly advise if there is an alternate dua that can be read? And is it Makrooh to read a dua other than Qunoot?
A. One should make an effort to learn the Du’a-e-Qunoot to the best of one’s ability. If however, a person does not know the Du’a-e-Qunoot, he/she may recite any other Du’a from the Quran or Hadith.
In such a case, one may recite: “Allahummaghfirli” (O Allah, forgive me) or “Allahummahdini” (O Allah, guide me) thrice (or any such Du’a from Quran or Hadith). (Shaami 1/447).
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa