Dua is essential in the lives of Muslims owing to the fact that it is similar to having a dialogue with Allah Almighty in which we express our wants and beg for His assistance in resolving our difficulties. It is not only a supplication to Almighty Allah regarding our needs, but it is also a kind of worship in its own right.
Some of the Duas that we say on a regular basis through the course of the month of Ramadan are listed below. To better grasp, internalize, and immerse ourselves in the spiritual experience of this hallowed month, we have offered translations to aid us in this endeavor.
There is no specific Dua to recite upon beginning your fast; rather, it is your intention or niyyah, that is most important. It is not a matter of the mouth, but rather a matter of the heart that must be addressed. As long as you have the real intent of fasting before the break of morning, you are in compliance with the law.
"Whoever does not plan to fast from the night before, there is no fast for him," according to al-narration Nasaa'i's of the Prophet SAW. – [At-Tirmidhi]
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When the Prophet broke his fast, he recited the Dua that is included here. Several scholars, including Abu Dawood, Al-Daaraqutni, and Ibn Hajar, have narrated it, and it has been classified as Saheeh. Which confirms its authenticity.
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ ، وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ ، وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ
"The thirst has passed, and the veins are moist, and reward is secured if Allah wills."
During Ramadan, we should recite the daily Dua of Allah's forgiveness as many times as we can, and we should do it as often as possible. You can perform tawbah by quoting many Duas, but this particular Dua is different and is the perfect invocation to adjure for Allah's forgiveness.
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّى لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَ أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنِى وَ أنَا عَبْدُكَ وَ أنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ ما اسْتَطَعْتُ ، أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِ مَا صَنَعْت ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَ أبُوءُ بِذَنْبى فَاغْفِرْ لِى فإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
“O, Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You."
Based on "hadith," the words of the prophet and the Quran, avoiding anger throughout Ramadan is considered a top priority. In the words of the wise Prophet (sal), if someone does something to enrage you, keep your mouth shut, control your rage, and say:
إِنِّي صَائِمٌ ، إِنِّي صَائِمٌ
“I am fasting, I am fasting.”
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This night is the most important and most graceful night of the month of Ramadan. Not just the month, but the entire Islamic calendar. It is said to be the night of God's revelation of the Qur'an to Prophet Muhammad by the angel Jibril. The exact night is not certain, but according to the words of many scholars, it's presumed to be a night among the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Because of this, it's ideal to say this Dua every night of the Ramadan month.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عُفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
“Oh Allah, you are pardoning and you love to pardon, so pardon me.”
During Ramadan, our prayers and duas are actually easier for Allah to accept. Therefore, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, reciting the dua on seeking protection from the hellfire from Allah would be great be it during the day or the night.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ رِضَاكَ وَالجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَالنَّارِ
"O Allah, I ask of Your pleasure and for Paradise, and I seek refuge from Your displeasure and from the Hellfire."
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As we're in the last 10 days of Ramadan, it is wise and is noble for us to also share our duas with other people. In this occasion, our parents as one of the most important people in our lives should be one of them! Dedicating your time by making dua for our parents in the last 10 days could bring Allah's blessing to them, and hopefully back to you.
رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
"My Lord, have mercy upon them (parents) as they brought me up (when i was) small."