Offering Salah behind an Imam saying Du`a'-ul-Qunut in every Fajr Prayer
Q 2: It is known that the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not make Qunut (supplication while standing after bowing in the last unit of Prayer) constantly in the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, and that doing so is a Bid‘ah (innovation in religion) and deviation from the right. What shall we do when offering Salah (Prayer) behind an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer)
who makes Qunut constantly in the Fajr Prayer? Should we follow him,
because the Imam is appointed to be followed or do we have to follow the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) and not to follow the Imam? What if contradicting the Imam will lead to confusion among those who are praying? Do we have to follow the rule of applying the lesser of two evils? Please guide us.
According to the Sunnah, Qunut in the Fajr Prayer is not to be made except during calamites. This is the more correct of the two opinions held by the Muslim scholars. But your Salah behind an Imam who constantly says Du‘a’-ul-Qunut is better than not praying behind him if this will cause dissension and disorder. (Part No. 5; Page No. 394) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.