Supplications in prayer (ad`iyya)
Lengthy ad‘iyya (sometimes called "qunut") may be performed before or after the final rak`a (bowing/prostration cycle) of canonical prayer (salah), especially fajr (dawn) prayers, or the witr prayer following 'isha' (night) prayer, and also concluding the late-night tarawih prayers of Ramadan (Sunna). This du`a' is particularly important during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, since one of these is known as the “laylat al-qadr” or “night of power” (conventionally celebrated on the 27th of the month) when the Qur'an was first revealed, and during which channels between heaven and earth are most open. In congregation, the Imam leads the prayer, and others respond to his ad`iyya, with "Ameen".
The style of du`a' during witr is similar to that of the morning prayer, but with much greater emotional intensity and buildup, partly due to the size of the congregation (which for Shaykh Muhammad Gabril can exceed 50,000). These vast congregations are a recent phenomenon due to the rise of interest in religion, together with technical innovations such as the amplifier, allowing the voice to be projected over an expansive area.
- Ad‘iyya (prayers of request) following Ramadan tarawih prayers. Performed by Shaykh Muhammad Jabril, one of the most famous reciters of this type.
دعاء الوتر في ليلة 27 من رمضان في مسجد البيقاع
مع الشيخ أحمد الجبري
Translation (by AskAnArab):
Oh Allah, all praise belongs to you. You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth, and all that is within them. And all gratitude belongs to You. You are the Nourisher of the Heavens and the Earth, and all that is within them.
Oh Allah, all praise belongs to you. You are the Nourisher, and you are AlAziz, And you are the Wise, and you are AlRahman, and you are the Controller Over All, and you are the King, the Holy, and you are the Repentance Accepter, the Merciful.
O Allah, all praise belongs to you until you consent. And all praise belongs to you when you have consented. And all praise belongs to you from the way of consenting. O Allah, to you we prayer and prostrate, and to you we strive and work hard. We beg your mercy and fear your punishment, indeed, your punishment is serious in the upcoming to the disbelievers.
O Allah, guide us with whom you have guided, and cure us with whom you have cured, and take charge of us with whom you have taken charge. And bless, O Allah, what you gave us and protect us, and expel away from us through your mercy the harm of your decree. You judge with the truth and no judgement goes on you.
No glory to whoever you take as foe, and no disgrace to whoever you have given your alliance. Blessing is you; our Lord, and Exulted. All praise belongs to you and all gratitude belongs to you, for what you have bestowed upon us and entrusted. We do ask you to forgive us, O Allah, for all of our sins and for all of our wrong deeds and we repent to you. We do ask you to forgive us, O Allah, for all of our sins and all of our wrong deeds and we repent to you.
And we believe in you and rely on you. No shelter for us and no place of safety from you but to you. O Allah, the Keeper to those without families, let us reach you. O Allah, do not humiliate us and expose us in shame in this life, for no value of self-respect against you. O Allah, you are the wealthy and we are the needy of you.