Cii News – (26-06-12)
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa(JUSA) has called on Imaams and the general public to initiate the practice of reciting the Qunoot-e-Nazila in congregational Salaah as a means of drawing Divine Mercy.
The Qunoot is a supplication established from the Prophet Muhammed SAW that is to be recited at critical times when calamities or difficulties befall the Ummah.
Issued on the eve of the announcement of the Egyptian Presidential election results last week, the statement said that the Ummah was facing one of its most critical moments in contemporary times.”
It cited current developments in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Palestine to underscore the crises facing the Ummah.
“Across the sea in Syria, developments point to a protracted and all out civil war as world powers adopt polarised positions, unable to stop heinous massacres that are playing out and being unearthed every day.
It is just as bloody elsewhere in Yemen where the decimation of civilians continues be it at the hands of government forces, rebel fighters or missile-fire from invisible and stalking US drones.
The situation remains dire elsewhere such as in Libya, Afghanistan, and in the Occupied Palestine where thousands are detained without trial, denied their rights and reports of demolition of historic mosques by Israelis.”
Secretary General of the Jamiat, Moulana Ebrahim Bham appealed to all Muslims and their congregations to afford a special mention in their prayers for the protection of the Ummah in these trying times in the Middle East in particular and all over the world in general.
“Only the Almighty Allah knows what all this will lead to. As we turn to Him, we ask imams to say the Qunut-e-Naazilah in the congregational prayers of Fajr and to ask the Almighty’s Guidance and intervention to save and protect the Ummah.”
The Words of Qunut Nazila
Translation: O Allah! Guide me along with those who have been guided aright and grant me safety along with those who have been granted safety and patronise me along with those who have been patronised and add your blessing to what You have given me and save me from the injurious effects to what you have ordained. You alone dispose and no other can dispose against you. One who is under Your Protection cannot be lowered. You are full of blessing and Most High.
O Allah forgive all the Mu ‘min men and women and all Muslim men and women. Unite their hearts with mutual love and set aright their mutual affairs and help them against Your and their enemies. 0 Allah let Your curse be on those disbelievers from among the people of the book who belie the Prophets and who fight Your chosen ones. 0 Allah disunite them and shake their feet and send upon them your punishment, which you do not turn away from sinning people.