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Duas for Ramadan

By Charity RightMar 31, 2022

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Subhanallah, it is Ramadan again. In this month more than any other, it’s important to make dua to Allah (SWT) as it is a vital part of ibadah and should never be overlooked.

Throughout Ramadan, Muslims show devotion to Allah by reciting the Quran, praying, giving charity – and making dua. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Dua is the essence of worship” (Tirmidhi).

So which dua’s should you be making to Allah during Ramadan? Below are a few key duas you could use.

 

1. Dua for Sighting of the Moon

Although Ramadan is due to start on 2nd April, that’s all dependent on the sighting of a new crescent moon. Since the Islamic calendar is entirely based around the lunar cycle, you should never forget the importance the moon plays.

Why not start your Ramadan with a special dua about the crescent moon that kicks off this most holy month.

للهُ أَكْبَرُ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْاَمْنِ وَالْأِيْمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَ الْإِسْلَامِ وَالتَّوْفِيْقِ لِمَا تُحِبُّ وَتَرْضٰى رَبُّنَا وَ رَبُّكَ اللّٰهُ 

Allahuakbar! Allahumma, ahillahu ‘alaina bil-amni wal-imani was-salamati wal-Islami wat-taufiqi lima tuhibbu wa tardu. Rabbuna wa rabbuka Allah.

Allah is the greatest! O Allah, let the crescent moon loom above us in safety, faith, peace and Islam and bless us with the ability to succeed in all that you love and are pleased with. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah. 

 

2. Dua for Suhoor

Suhoor is the meal eaten before dawn. As the last meal before starting your fast, this is an important time of each day and a perfect opportunity to make dua.

In fact, this isn’t just a dua for suhoor, but could even be used as a dua to start your fast.

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri Ramadan.

I intend to keep the fast tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.

 

3. Dua for Iftar

Iftar is the meal you can eat once the sun goes down. A time for families to gather together to finally break their fast.

This iftar dua is perfect for that long-awaited evening meal after a hard day.

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu.

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.

 

4. Dua for after your Fast

After breaking your fast with iftar, you should always give thanks to Allah (SWT) by making a dua. This dua is ideal to thank Allah (SWT) and seek His blessings.

‏‏ ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

Dhahaba Athama’u wabtallatil uruqoo wa thabbatal ajru inshaAllah.

Thirst has gone, the arteries are moist, and the reward is sure, if Allah wills.

 

5. Dua for Forgiveness

We’re human – we all make mistakes; even in the holy month of Ramadan as we try to abstain from our vices and strengthen our devotion.

But Allah (SWT) can forgive our sins when we fail and help us get back on track. If you find yourself faltering during Ramadan, don’t despair. Make this dua to beg Allah (SWT) for forgiveness.

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ

Rabbana la tuakhithna in nasina aw akhta’na

Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or fall into error.

 

6. Dua for Ease

Life is not easy, we all know that. And Ramadan can present numerous challenges. But nothing is impossible when you ask Allah (SWT) for help.

This dua will help you when you feel overwhelmed or you feel like you just can’t quite get through something, be it your fast or a difficult day at work. Allah (SWT) can make the challenges manageable and help you overcome any obstacle.

رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ ۖ وَٱعْفُ عَنَّا وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَآ ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَىٰنَا فَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ

Rabbana wala tuhammil’na ma la taqata lana bihi wa’fu anna wagh’fir lana war’hamna anta mawlana fansurna alal qawmil kafirin.

Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Help us against those who deny the truth.

 

7. Dua for Wisdom

We will all face challenges throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Some challenges require great wisdom to overcome and see success.

By making a dua for wisdom, you are asking Allah (SWT) for the knowledge to make the right choices to help our brothers and sisters.

اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Allaahuma anfa’nee bima ‘allamtanee wa ‘allimnee ma yanfa’unee wa zidnee ‘ilma.

O Allah, benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and increase me in knowledge.

 

8. Dua for Guidance

Ramadan is the time when we try to strengthen our spiritual relationship with Allah (SWT) so there’s no better time to make this dua to ask for his guidance. As we abstain from vices and focus on virtues and as we study the Quran, dua for extra guidance from the Almighty is the help we all need to make the most of Ramadan.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى

Allahumma inni as’aluka al-huda wat-tuqa wal-afafa wal-ghina.

O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.

 

9. Dua for Health

If the last couple of years have shown us anything, it’s that we take our health for granted. The Covid-19 pandemic has put health at the forefront of our minds. We should all thank the Almighty by making dua to give thanks for our health.

اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَدَنـي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في سَمْـعي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَصَـري ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ. اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنَ الْكُـفر ، وَالفَـقْر ، وَأَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ

Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee badanee, Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee sam’ee, Allaahumma ‘aafinee fee basaree, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta. Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-kufri, walfaqri, wa ‘a’oothu bika min ‘adhaabil-qabri, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta.

O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my sight. There is none worthy of worship but You. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from disbelief and poverty and I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave. There is none worth of worship but You.

 

10. Dua for the Night of Power

Of all the duas for Ramadan, the ones you make during the final ten nights will count the most. On Laylat ul-Qadr, the sacred night in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), all blessings and rewards shall be multiplied.

Make dua as often as you can over the last ten nights and remember to include this one on the Night of Power.

الْلَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibb al-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni.

O Allah, You are the Most forgiving, and You love to forgive, so forgive me.

 

As the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, making dua is a perfect way to make the most of Ramadan this year. Use these duas as often as you can to seek Allah’s help and guidance as you celebrate Ramadan this year.

Another way of increasing your blessings throughout Ramadan is to give your Zakat or Sadaqah. This is particularly important on the final ten nights of Ramadan. Schedule your donations with Charity Right’s Night of Power so you can focus on your worship without forgetting!

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