Supplication in Times of Distress | The Qunūt Nāzilah
A blockade of water, food, fuel and electricity of the already besieged Gaza has been imposed by Zionists, amidst a full-scale aerial bombing campaign over the city. Reports indicate acutely difficult circumstances of the people of the city who face Israeli massacres. In times of distress and hardship for the Ummah such as these, Nabi Muhammad r taught us to seek forgiveness, turn to the Almighty for guidance and recite the special du’ā of Qunūt Nāzilah. The du’ā should be recited in the Fajr prayers and/or as prescribed, according to the different Schools of Fiqh.
O Allâh! guide us aright along with those who have been rightly guided; and grant us safety along with those who have been granted safety; and support us along with those who have been supported; and add Your blessings to what You have given us; and save us from the harmful effects of what You have ordained; as You alone decrees and no one can decree against You. Anyone who Is under Your protection cannot be lowered and anyone who is opposed by You cannot gain dignity; our Lord, You are full of blessings and most High, we beg forgiveness from You and repent before You and may the blessings of Allah be showered on the Noble Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.
O Allâh! Forgive us and the believing men and women and the Muslim men and women, unite their hearts with mutual love, set right their mutual affairs and help them against theirs and Your enemy. O Allâh! let Your curse be on those unbelievers who prevent people from treading Your path, who reject Your prophets and fight Your chosen ones. O Allâh! make difficult their plans, shake their feet and give them such punishment which is not turned away from a sinning people. Āmīn.