Duas for Ramadan
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8 Essential Duas for Ramadan

Ramadan is a time of immense blessing and reward. It marks the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. For one whole month, Muslims devote themselves mind, body, and soul to purification and spiritual connection. Not only are many of us fasting during Ramadan, but we are also increasing our duas and good deeds, performing more acts of worship, and becoming more mindful of the Creator in our daily lives.

By incorporating the following eight duas below, we can enhance our overall awareness of Allah subhanah wa ta’ala’s infinite mercy and deepen our sense of gratitude for our daily blessings.

1. Dua for Breaking the Fast

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

(Abu Dawud: 2357)

Meaning: “Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward is certain if Allaah wills.”

2. Dua for Someone Who Provides You Iftar

أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ

(Ibn Majah: 1747)

Meaning: “May the fasting (men) break their fast with you, and the pious eat your food, and the angels pray for blessing on you.”

3. Dua for Prostration

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِرِضـاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِـك، وَبِمُعـافاتِـكَ مِنْ عُقوبَـتِك، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ مِنْـك، لا أُحْصـي ثَنـاءً عَلَـيْك، أَنْـتَ كَمـا أَثْنَـيْتَ عَلـى نَفْسـِك


Meaning: “O Allah, I seek protection in Your pleasure from Your anger, and I seek protection in Your forgiveness from Your punishment. I seek protection in You from You. I cannot count Your praises. You are as You have praised Yourself.”

Source: Sunnah.com

4. Dua for Your Spouses and Children

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

(The Quran 25:74)

Meaning: “Our Lord! Bless us with pious spouses and offspring who will be the coolness of our eyes, and make us models for the righteous.”

5. Dua to be Grateful and Rightly Guide

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي، وَارْحَمْنِي، وَاهْدِنِي، وَاجْبُرْنِي، وَعَافِنِي، وَارْزُقْنِي، وَارْفَعْنِي

(Ibn Majah: 3845, 1517 At-Tirmidhi: 284)

Meaning: “O Allah forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, support me, protect me, provide for me and elevate me.”

6. Dua for Steadfastness and Forgiveness

اَللّـهُمَّ اجْعَلْ صِيَامي فيهِ صِيَامَ الصّائِمينَ، وَقِيَامي فيهِ قيَامَ الْقائِمينَ، وَنَبِّهْني فيهِ عَنْ نَوْمَةِ الْغافِلينَ، وَهَبْ لى جُرْمي فيهِ يَا اِلـهَ الْعالَمينَ، وَاعْفُ عَنّي يَا عافِيَا عَنْ الُْمجْرِمينَ

Meaning: “O’ Allah, make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely) and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up in prayer (obediently), awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive my sins. O’ Lord of the worlds, and forgive me, O’ the One who forgives the sinners.”

7. Dua for Laylat-Ul-Qadr

اللهم إنك عفو تحب العفو فاعفُ عني


Meaning: “O’ Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me.”

Source: Sunnah.com

8. Dua for the Last 10 Days of Ramadan

اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ

Meaning: “O Allah, save me from the fire (Jahannam).”

Ramadan is a time of incredible reward and an ideal time to revitalize our connection to our deen. By increasing our duas during Ramadan, we can establish regular practices of gratitude, spiritual connection, and mindfulness.

Jessica Daqamsseh is a freelance writer, published poet and educator based in North Carolina.