Du'a Qunut

  • Jersey City, NJ
  • September 11, 1976

Recitation of Du'a Qunut during the sisters' Islamic studies class with Dr. Dunya.

Notes: Du'a Qunut is a supplication of the Prophet Muhammad that is commonly recited in the Fajr prayer. This particular narration of the Prophet's prayer is from the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence. The words dictated and repeated in the recording "wa nahfidu/narju rahmataka (and we struggle in Your Way/and we hope for Your Mercy)" is missing from Umi's written notes. This selection presented in this clip is the third time on the recording that Dr. Dunya recited the supplication with students. There is a rigor to his instruction as well as an openness illustrated by the interaction with a student at the end of the clip.

Du’a Qunut Class Recording
September 11, 1976
Transcript
Note: It is Umi’s Archive, accordingly I’ve followed her transliteration style.

Dr. Dunya: Allahuma
Class: Allahuma
Dr. Dunya: inna
Class: inna
Dr. Dunya: nasta’eenuka
Class: nasta’eenuka
Dr. Dunya: wa nastagfiruka
Class: wa nastagfiruka
Dr. Dunya: wa nu’minu
Class: wa nu’minu
Dr. Dunya: bika
Class: bika
Dr. Dunya: wa natawakalu
Class: wa natawakalu
Dr. Dunya: a’layka
Class: a’layka
Dr. Dunya: wa nakhna’u
Class: wa nakhna’u
Dr. Dunya: laka
Class: laka
Dr. Dunya: wa nakh la’u
Class: wa nakh la’u
Dr. Dunya: Wa nat ruku
Class: wa nat ruku
Dr. Dunya: man yagfuruk
Class: man yagfuruk

Dr. Dunya: Allahuma
Class: Allahuma
Dr. Dunya: īyaka
Class: īyaka
Dr. Dunya: n’abudu
Class: n’abudu
Dr. Dunya: wa laka
Class: wa laka
Dr. Dunya: nusallee
Class: nusallee
Dr. Dunya: wa nasjudu
Class: wa nasjudu
Dr. Dunya: wa īlayka
Class: wa īlayka
Dr. Dunya: nas’a
Class: nas’a
Dr. Dunya: wa nahfidu
Class: wa nahfidu
Dr. Dunya: narju
Class: narju
Dr. Dunya: rahmataka
Class: rahmataka
Dr. Dunya: wa nakhafu
Class: wa nakhafu
Dr. Dunya: a’zabaka
Class: a’zabaka
Dr. Dunya: inna
Class: inna
Dr. Dunya: a’zabaka
Class: a’zabaka
Dr. Dunya: al jidda
Class: al jidda
Dr. Dunya: bilkufari
Class: bilkufari
Dr. Dunya: mulhiq
Class: mulhiq

Student: Dr. Dunya
Dr. Dunya: Yes?
Student: The first time you said, um, “bilkafireena” and now you said “bilkufar”
Dr. Dunya: “bilkufari” and “bilkafireena” are the same [inaudible] two forms of the plural. The single is “kafir” the plural is “al-kafireen” aw “al-kufar” but we have to follow the correct words of the Prophet and the correct words of the Prophet is “bilkafireen.” If I had said it before [inaudible] please correct it to be “bilkafireena.”Bilkafireena” I’m sorry [for mess up?].

Dr. Dunya: bilkafireena
Class: bilkafireena
Dr. Dunya: bilkafireena
Class: bilkafireena