Muslimpress:As you know, you can recite Du’aa’ al - Qunoot in your prayers or Salaah but should it be said before rukoo’(bowing) or after it? The answer is: Most of the hadith and the opinion of most of the scholars state that Qunoot comes after rukoo’, but if you say Qunoot before rukoo’ that is acceptable. So you have the choice of doing rukoo’ when you have finished reciting Quran, then standing up and saying “Rabbana wa laka al-hamd” then saying Qunoot… or saying Qunoot when you have finished reciting Quran, then saying “Allahu akbar” and bowing. Both of these were narrated in the Sunnah. (Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 4/64) This is while some may say the best of prayer is that which has longer Qunoot. Perhaps they are referring to the hadith narrated by Muslim (1257) from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him), which says that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best of prayer is ‘tool al-qunoot’ (the longest in standing).” Al-Nawawi said: “What is meant by qunoot here is the standing, according to the consensus of the scholars, as far as I know.” So the hadith is not referring to Qunoot in the sense of the du’aa’ said after standing up from rukoo’, rather it is referring to standing for a long time. Yet, ideas over the matter differ among scholars.