Shaykh Muqbil Bin Hadi Al-Wadi’i was asked:
“What is the ruling on Qunoot in the Fajr prayer?”
“It is considered a Bid’ah [innovation] except in conditions of disaster. Then [in these conditions] the Qunoot is in all the prayers like how the Prophet [May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] used to do as in the hadeeth of Ibn Umar and Abu Huraira and other than them.
As for specifying Fajr, then Abu Malik Sa’ad Bin Tariq Bin Ashyam Al-Ashja’ee said to his father:
يا أبت صليت خلف رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم – وأبي بكر وعمر فهل كانوا يقنتون ؟ قال : أي بني محدث
O my father, you prayed behind the Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and Abu Bakr and Umar. So did they used to make Qunoot? He said: O my son, it is an innovation.
As for the hadeeth of Anas in the Sunan that the Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) didn’t stop making Qunoot until he departed this world, then this hadeeth is Da’if because it was reported by way of Abu Ja’far Ar-Raazi. There is a difference of opinion on his trustworthiness and the more preferred opinion is that he is weak.
I advise the brother who is asking that he reviews (Zad ul-Ma’aad) for indeed there is no comparison to it. Even authors like ash-Shawkani in (Nayl ul-Awtaar) and as-San’anee in (Subul us-Salam) refer to this valuable book which is Zad ul-Ma’aad.” End quote. [Reference]