Q 8: Is Qunut (supplication recited while standing after bowing in the last unit of Prayer) permissible
at the last Rak`ah (unit of Prayer) of
the Two `Eid Prayers?
Qunut is Mashru` (Islamically prescribed) and is only to be done in Witr (Prayer with an odd number of units), or in the Daily Obligatory Prayers in case there is a calamity. This is authentically reported in the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet of acts, sayings or approvals). Yet, Qunut in case of calamity is permissible to be done in all the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers, and its place is to be in the standing position after (Part No. 7; Page No. 151) Ruku` (bowing) in the last Rak`ah (unit of Prayer). Also, the narrations from the Prophet (peace be upon him) tell us that he used to do Qunut more in Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, namely Qunut in case of calamities.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.