The BEST Dua For Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan is one of the highlights of the Islamic calendar. Every year Muslims around the world demonstrate their commitment to their faith by fasting from sunrise to sunset and engaging in a higher level of prayer.
As Muslims we feel all types of emotion during Ramadan; from tiredness to satiation, and from anxiety to bliss. Each Ramadan we set ourselves the goal to increase our remembrance of Allah by not just abstaining from eating and drinking, but also forgoing backbiting, evil thoughts and bad habits.
In this month, a dua or supplication can be one of the most powerful things you can do, even more so if it happens to fall on Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power). These following duas are to be recited especially during Ramadan.
The best dua for Ramadan 🌙
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us a very simple yet profound dua to recite especially during the month of Ramadan. Narrated in Jami' at-Tirmidhi :
Arabic: اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّىْ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
Transliteration: Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika amantu [wa 'alayka tawakkaltu] wa 'ala rizq-ika aftartu
English Translation: "O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance."
This dua is the most commonly heard refrain at Iftar time which takes place at Maghrib. In this short but powerful dua, we pray to Allah that we have fasted for Him and that He has provided us with food and drink to break our fasts and that ultimately we trust that He has our best interests at heart.
Three more duas for Ramadan
1. Dua for seeking forgiveness
Taken again from a Hadith in Jami' at-Tirmidhi:
Arabic: اللَّهُمَّ اَنْتَ عَفُوٌّ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Transliteration: Allahumma innaka 'affuwwun, tuhibbul-'afwa, fa'fu 'anni
English Translation: "O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me."
It was reported that Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) what prayer should be recited on The Night of Power. He (pbuh) said that we should ask for forgiveness with the above dua.
This dua reminds us that Allah loves nothing more than His servants turning to Him and asking for help, and we should not be so arrogant as to think we can solve all of life's problems ourselves.
2. Dua for mercy
Arabic: رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
Transliteration: Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana ba'da idh hadaytana wa hab lana min ladunka rahmah innaka antal-Wahhab
English Translation: "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower."
Found in The Holy Quran in Surah Al-Imran [3:8] this dua asks God to guide us on the straight path and to show mercy towards us. Constant dhikr or remembrance of Allah is a key component of Ramadan when we are fasting and also at night when we are engaged in prayer (during Isha, Taraweeh or Tahajjud).
3. Dua for the good of this world
Arabic: رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Transliteration: Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil 'akhirati hasanatan waqina 'adhaban-nar
English Translation: "Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!"
This dua from Surah Al-Baqarah [2:201] is man's plea for good in both this life and the next. We acknowledge the existence of heaven and hell and that without God's forgiveness, we expose ourselves to the potential of touching the fire of Jahannam.
A final dua for breaking your fast 🚰
At the end of a long day's fast, where you have given up drinking and eating, it is important to remember Allah at Iftar time, the moment at which you will end your fast.
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ، وَابْتَلَّتِ العُرُوقُ، وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ
Transliteration: Dhahaba al-zama'u, wa'btallat al-'urooqu, wa thabata al-ajru insha'Allah.
Translation: "The thirst has gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is assured, if Allah wills."
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