Authentic Duaas for Ramadaan

Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month which is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues.
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Authentic Duaas for Ramadaan

Post by muslimguy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"

Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

Authentic Duaas for Ramadaan

Invocation to begin the fast

If you are reading any dua to being your fast then what you are doing is a bidah.
There is NO dua which is to be said when you start the fast. Only the intention (niyah) is required which is NOT be said from the mouth but ONLY from your mind (niyat).

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Actions are but by intentions, and everyone shall have but that which he intended…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1; Muslim, 1907)

"Whoever does not intend to fast before dawn, there is no fast for him.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 730)

The intention (niyyah) is an action of the heart. The Muslim should resolve in his heart that he is going to fast tomorrow. It is not prescribed for him to utter it out loud and say, “I intend to fast” or “I will fast tomorrow” or other phrases that have been innovated by some people. The correct intention is when a person resolves in his heart that he is going to fast tomorrow.

With regard to sahoor, there is no specific du`aa' to be said at this time. What is prescribed is to say Bismillah at the beginning and to praise Him when one stops eating, as should be done at every meal. But the one who delays his sahoor until the last third of the night also catches up with the time of the divine descent, and this is a time when du`aa's are answered.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Our Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, comes down to the lowest heaven every night when the last third of the night is left, and He says: "Who will call upon Me, that I may answer him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will ask Me for forgiveness, that I may forgive him?"" Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1094) and Muslim (758). So he should say du`aa' at this time because it is a time when du`aa' is answered, not because of sahoor.

With regard to the intention, the site thereof is the heart, and it is not prescribed to utter it out loud. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: "Whoever thinks in his heart that he will fast tomorrow has formed the intention."

Invocations for breaking the fast


Thahabadh-dhama u wabtallatil-urooqu, wa thabatal-ajru inshaa Allaah.
The thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is confirmed, if Allah wills.

`Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say when breaking his fast: "Dhahaba al-zama' wa abtalat al-'urooq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allaah (Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allaah wills)." Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2357; al-Daaraqutni, 25. Ibn Hajar said in al-Talkhees al-Habeer (2/202): al-Daaraqutni said, its isnaad is saheeh.

The du`aa' "Allaahumma laka sumtu wa `ala rizqika aftartu (O Allaah, for You have I fasted and by Your provision I have broken my fast)" was narrated by Abu Dawood, 2358. It is a mursal hadeeth so it is da`eef (weak) . Al-Albaani classed it as da`eef in ben dawwad (510)

Saying du`aa' after doing acts of worship is deeply rooted in sharee`ah, such as making du`aa' after praying and after completing the rituals of Hajj. Fasting is not excluded from that in shaa Allaah. Allaah mentioned the verse of du`aa' and encouraged du`aa' among the verses that speak of fasting, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright." [al-Baqarah 2:186]

Pointing out the importance of making du`aa' during this month, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: Allaah tells us that He is close to His slaves and responds to the supplication (du`aa') of the one who calls upon Him. Here He is telling us of His Lordship (Ruboobiyyah) over them and that He gives them what they ask for and He responds to their du`aa'. For if they call upon Him that means they believe that He is their Lord! Then He enjoins two things upon them, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): {So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright} [al-Baqarah 2:186]

The first is that they should obey His commands to worship Him and seek His help.
The second is that they should believe in His Lordship (ruboobiyyah) and Divinity (uloohiyyah), and that He is their Lord and their God. Hence it is said that response to a person's du`aa' is indicative of the soundness of his belief and the perfection of his obedience, because the verse of du`aa' ends with the words (interpretation of the meaning): {So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright} [al-Baqarah 2:186]

Majmoo` al-Fataawa, 14/33.

Invocations after seeing the New Moon

(this includes sighting the moon which marks the begining of ramadhan and also sighting the moon which marks the end of ramadhan)


Allaahu Akbar,
Allaahumma ahillahu alayna bil amni wal eemaani,
wassalaamati wal-Islaami,
wattawfeeqi limaa tuhibbu Rabbanaa wa tardhaa,
Rabbunaa wa Rabbukallaahu .

Allah is the Most Great . O Allah , bring us the new moon with security and Faith, with peace and in Islam, and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/504, Ad-Darimi 1/336. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/157.
مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَى وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ
"Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do."16:97

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Ramadan 2012

Post by Nisa » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:36 pm


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, Brothers and Sisters..

Wishing and praying that Allah t'ala gives us life, the strength and the will to do the utmost that we can and to achieve the very best we can, this Ramadan. 

May the Mercy, Grace and Blessings of Allah t'ala be upon us all, May this month bring us closer to total submission towards the Almighty, May our fasts, prayers and good deeds be accepted with sincere intentions and may this Ramadan be more beneficial for our Akhirah than the last. Allahumma Ameen

Pls remember our muslim brothers and sisters in ur prayers, the poor, the tortured, the oppressed, the prisoners and the Mujahideen. May Allah t'ala give them patience and strength to endure all hardship and may He have mercy on all. Allahumma Ameen 

"Be aware of every hour and how it passes and only spend it in the best possible way; do not neglect yourself, but keep accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it". - Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee

Make the most of this Ramadan, only Allah t'ala knows if we'll live to see the next!

Best wishes and prayers, 
Your sister in Islam, 

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh 
كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
"Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know"
- Quran 2:216

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