Muslimpress:When praying Qunoot at the time of calamity(Qunoot al - Naazilah), one should make supplication as is appropriate to the situation.As it was narrated that the Prophet(PBUH) cursed some Arab tribes who had betrayed his companions and killed them, and he prayed for the weak and oppressed believers in Makkah, that Allah would save them. It was narrated that ‘Umar prayed Qunoot with the following words: “Allaahumma inna nasta’eenuka wa nu’minu bika, wa natawakkalu ‘alayka wa nuthni ‘alayka al - khayr, wa laa nakfuruka. Allaahumma iyyaaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjudu, wa ilayka nas’aa wa nahfid. Narju rahmataka wa nakhsha ‘adhaabaka, inna ‘adhaabaka al - jadd bil kuffaari mulhaq. Allaahumma ‘adhdhib il - kafarata ahl al - kitaab alladheena yasuddoona ‘an sabeelika.(O Allaah, verily we seek Your help, we believe in You, we put our trust in You and we praise You and we are not ungrateful to You. O Allaah, You alone we worship and to You we pray and prostrate, for Your sake we strive. We hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment, for Your punishment will certainly reach the disbelievers. O Allaah, punish the infidels of the People of the Book who are preventing others from following Your way). ”(Narrated by al - Bayhaqi, 2/210; classed as saheeh by al - Albaani in al - Irwa’, 2/170. Al - Albani said: This was reported from ‘Umar concerning Qunoot in Fajr, and it seems that this Qunoot is Qunoot al - Naazilah(Qunoot at times of calamity) as is indicated by his praying against the kuffaar). You may ask,can we make du’aa’ using words other than those mentioned here? The answer is: Yes, that is permissible. Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’ (3/497): “The correct view which was stated definitively by the majority of scholars is that there are no specific words, rather any du’aa’ may be said.” The version narrated from ‘Umar is not something that we have to follow, and the Prophet (AS) did not pray using these words, so there is nothing wrong with adding more to them. Shaykh al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “There is nothing wrong with adding more to this, cursing the infidels and sending blessings upon the Prophet (AS), and praying for the Muslims.” (Qiyaam Ramadaan by al-Albaani, 31).