Du’a Qunoot in Witr – Aloud or Silent

Opinions

  • Maliki and Hanafi – Silent recitation of qunoot is preferred as it is a du’a. Quran ادْعُوا رَبَّكُمْ تَضَرُّعًا وَخُفْيَةً ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ – 7:55 Call upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not like transgressors. It is the same reason why Ameen is said silently after Fatihah in salaah.
  • Hambali and Shafi’ – said Aloud.

Note: Here the difference is only a matter of preference rather than permissibility.

Sunnat mu-akkada prayers

Sunnat mu-akkada or sunnat rawaatib raka’t are 12 in a day. 2 before fajr fard, 4 before and 2 after duhr fard, 2 after maghrib fard, 2 after ‘isha fard.