Which one is the ‘Qunut’ prayed in ‘Witr’? I found the following two in the various place,

This is the one I use in the ‘Witr’

اَللَّهُمَّ إنا نَسْتَعِينُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِئْ عَلَيْكَ الخَيْرَ وَنَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ ئَّفْجُرُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّئ وَنَسْجُدُ وَإِلَيْكَ نَسْعأئ وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُو رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشآئ عَذَابَكَ إِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ

This one I saw in this video,

اَللّهُمَّ اهْدِنِىْ فِيْمَنْ هَدَيْتَ
وَعَافِنِى فِيْمَنْ عَافَيْتَ
وَتَوَلَّنِىْ فِيْمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ
وَبَارِكْ لِىْ فِيْمَا اَعْطَيْتَ
وَقِنِيْ شَرَّمَا قََضَيْتَ،
فَاِ نَّكَ تَقْضِىْ وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ
وَاِ نَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ
وَلاَ يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ
تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ عَلَى مَا قَضَيْتَ
وَاَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَاَتُوْبُ اِلَيْكَ
وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدَنَا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ اْلاُمِّيِّ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ

  • There's no "which one" both are accepted wordings
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 16:38

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In the matter of qunoot there are many different views on when (which prayer and whether it has to be done before or after ruku' and whether it is allowed to initiate it by takbeer) it is performed, whether it is mandoob, recommended or sunnah and which wording is used, but be aware that one isn't limited to the proposed wordings.
The shafi'i school of fiqh basically only uses the second wording while both the hanafis and malkis use the first one. But while the Hanafis perform it before ruku' in Witr. The malikis consider it as mandoob and would even accept performing it after ruku' in the second raka'a of the sobh (fard) prayer.

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Asalam ALikum ! The First one you mentioned is Dua e Qanoot; which should be recited in Vitr


the 2nd one is Qanoot e Nazila which is prayed When the Muslims Community is afflicted with some hardship then Qunoot-E-Naazilah should be recited in the Fajr Salaat.

check this for sorting any confussion


  • Both are known as qunoot an-Nazilah as performing qunoot by our prophet actually is related to Nawazil he isn't known to have performed it on regular basis. .
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 28, 2019 at 7:31

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