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Q 3: Which conforms to the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet): to say Qunut (supplication recited while standing in the last unit of Prayer) before or after Ruku` (bowing)?

A: According to the Sunnah, supplications of Witr (Prayer with an odd number of units) are said after Ruku` as mentioned in many Sahih (authentic) Hadith. As for saying the Qunut supplication in the Fajr (Dawn) prayer, it is permissible in calamites only; otherwise it is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion). Supplications should be said after Ruku` and should not be specifically made in the Fajr Prayer. Rather, it is permissible in all other prayers when needed.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.