Ramadan is the month when the glorious Quran was revealed. It is a special occasion when Allah forgives the sinners and accepts their repentance. So, as believers, we need to repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness during this blessed month.
The books of hadith mention many Duas and Dhikrs that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ taught his companions to say during Ramadan. Here, we have compiled some of the best duas for Ramadan so that you can read them regularly.
Let’s get started.
Why You Should Make Dua in Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time to seek forgiveness from Allah and cleanse our sins. If you cannot get your sins forgiven in Ramadan, then you will surely be at a great loss. Rasulullah ﷺ said:
“Verily, Jibril (Gabriel) came to me, and he said: ‘Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan and he is not forgiven, then he will enter Hellfire, and Allah will cast him far away. So, say “Amin”.’ I said, ‘Amin’.” [Sahih Ibn Hibban: 907]
It is crucial to seek Allah’s forgiveness during the month of Ramadan. So. don’t miss the opportunity to ask Allah for forgiveness and attain His mercy. Otherwise, the consequences will be severe, as mentioned in the hadith above.
Thus, it is safe to say that making Dua in Ramadan is extremely important in the life of a Muslim.
Important Ramadan Dua List in Arabic and English
- Dua after Seeing the Crescent Moon
اللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ ، والسَّلامَةِ والإِسْلامِ ، وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا تُحِبُّ وَتَرْضَى ، رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكَ اللهُ
Meaning: O Allah, let the crescent loom above us in peace and faith, safety and Islam, and in agreement with all that You love and pleases You. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah. [Sunan-at-Tirmidhi: 3451, Sahi Ibn Hibban: 888]
- Dua to Start Fasting and for Suhoor
There is no authentic dua before fasting mentioned in the Sunnah. Rather, one should make intentions in the heart that he/she intends to fast tomorrow.
There is no specific dua for Suhoor also. Rather, one should say before eating:
Meaning: “In the Name of Allah.”
…and if you forget to say it before starting, then you should say [when you remember] :
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ فِيْ أَوَّلِهِ وَآخِرِهِ
Meaning: “In the Name of Allah, in the beginning and in the end.” [Sunan Abu Dawud 3/347, Sunan At-Tirmidhi 4/288]
After finishing Suhoor, say:
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ الَّذِيْ أَطْعَمَنِيْ هٰذَا، وَرَزَقَنِيْهِ، مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِّنِّيْ وَلَا قُوَّةٍ
Meaning: “Praise is to Allah Who has given me this food and sustained me with it though I was unable to do it and powerless.” [Sahih-At-Tirmidhi 3/159]
- Dua for Closing Fasting (Iftar)
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوْقُ، وَثَبَتَ الْأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللّٰهُ
Meaning: “The thirst is gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward is confirmed if Allah wills.” [Sunan-abu-Dawud 2/306, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 4/209]
- Dua for I’tikaf and Laylatul Qadr
There is no specific dua to start I’tikaf. Making intentions in the heart to spend time in the Masjid for I’tikaf is sufficient.
Dua for forgiveness on Laylatul Qadr is:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عُفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Meaning: “ O Allah, You are pardoning. You love to forgive, so forgive me.” [Sunan-at-Tirmidhi: 3513]
Also, ask for Allah’s mercy and blessings on this night for yourself, your family & loved ones.
- When Insulted While Fasting
إِنِّيْ صَائِمٌ، إِنِّيْ صَائِمٌ
I am fasting. I am fasting.
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim]
- Morning and Evening Dua & Adhkars
During the morning and in the evening, the Prophet ﷺ used to read many Adhkars. Here, we have mentioned a few.
- Recite three times in the morning and evening
بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Meaning: “In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or the heaven, and he is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing.”
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: He who recites three times every morning and evening: ‘nothing will harm him.’
[Sunan Abu Dawud 5088; Sunan-at-Tirmidhi 3388]
- Sayyidul Istigfar, i.e. The Best Dua for Forgiveness
Sayyidul Istigfar is the best dua to ask Allah for forgiveness. Read it every day in Ramadan. Rasulullah ﷺ said:
“If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.”
The Dua is
اللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي، لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِيْ وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِيْ، فَاغْفِرْ لِيْ، فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ إِلَّاأَنْتَ
Meaning: “ O Allah! You are my Rabb. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon.” [Sahih-al-Bukhari: 6306]
Learn more duas to read in our daily lives from here.
- Dua for Guidance
Ramadan is the month of the revelation of the glorious Quran. And the purpose of its revelation is for the guidance of humanity. So, let’s ask Allah to guide us in this glorious month. Say the Dua:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى
Meaning: O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence (from asking people) and sufficiency. [Sahih Muslim: 2721]
- Dua after Witr
After three times after Wiitr prayer:
سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ القُدُّوْسِ, رَبِّ الْمَلائِكَةِ وَالرُّوْحِ
Meaning: “How perfect The King, The Holy One is. Lord of the angels and the Rooh.”
On the third time, say it in a loud voice.
[Musannaf Ibn Shaybah: 2/93, Musnad Ahmad: 24/72]
- Dua for Family and Children
- Dua No. 1:
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَٰجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍۢ وَٱجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
Meaning: “Our Lord! Bless us with ˹pious˺ spouses and offspring who will be the joy of our hearts, and make us models for the righteous.” [Surah-al-Furqan: 74]
- Dua No. 2:
رَبِّ اجعلنى مُقيمَ الصَّلوٰةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاءِ. رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَىَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلْحِسَابُ
Meaning: “My Lord! Make me and those believers of my descendants keep up prayer. Our Lord! Accept my prayers. Our Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and the believers on the Day when the account is established.” [Surah Ibrahim: 40-41]
- Tasbeeh for Ramadan and Other Times
Tasbeeh is praising Allah by word. One of the greatest Tasbeeh one can say during and out of Ramadan is
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
Meaning: “There is neither might nor power but with Allah” [Sahih al-Bukhari 7386]
Another amazing Tasbeeh is:
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
Meaning: “Supreme is Allah and His praise, Supreme is Allah the Majestic.” [Sahih-al-Bukhari: 6682]
- Dua for Repentance
رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَآ أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلْخَـٰسِرِينَ
Meaning: “Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.” [Sura Al Araf: 23]
رَبِّ إِنِّى ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِى فَٱغْفِرْ لِى
Meaning: “My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me” [Surah Al Qasas: 16]
لَّآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ
Meaning: “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been among the wrongdoers.” [Surah Al Anbiya: 87]
- Dua after Obligatory (Fard) Salah
There are numerous Duas and Tasbeehs that our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to say after every obligatory Salah. Here, we have mentioned a few of those.
- After Salam, say three times:
Meaning: “I ask Allah for forgiveness.”
اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ، وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ، تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ
Meaning: “O Allah, You are Peace, and from You comes peace. Blessed are You, O Owner of majesty and honour.”
[Sahih Muslim 1/414]
- After that, say:
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ
Meaning: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He has no partner, He is the dominion, and He is the praise, and He is Able to do all things.”
اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ، وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ، وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ
Meaning: “O Allah, there is none who can withhold what You give, and none may give what You have withheld; and the might of the mighty person cannot benefit him against You.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari 1/255, Sahih Muslim 1/414]
- Recite Ayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer. Also, recite the last 3 Surahs of the Quran, i.e. Ikhlas, Falaq and Nas.
- Recite ten times after the Maghrib and Fajr prayers.
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِيْ وَيُمِيْتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ
Meaning: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion, and His is the praise. He brings life and He causes death, and He is Able to do all things.” [Jami At-Tirmidhi 5/515, Sunan Ahmad 4/227]
And there are lots of dua and dhikr to recite after salah. You can check our dua web app to find more duas.
- Sending Prayers to Rasulullah ﷺ
Say 10 times in the morning and ten times in the evening:
اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ
Meaning: “O Allah, send prayers and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad.”
Rasulullah (ﷺ ) said: “Who recites blessings upon me ten times in the morning and ten times in the evening will obtain my intercession on the Day of Resurrection.”
[At-Tabrani, Sahih at-Targhib wa at-Tarhib 1/273]
You can learn more about Salawat from our dua and dhikr app.
- Dua to Gain Salvation from Hellfire and Entering Paradise
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ الجَـنَّةَ وأََعوذُ بِـكَ مِـنَ الـنّار
Meaning: “O Allah! I ask for Paradise. And I seek refuge in you from Hellfire.” [Sunan Ibn Majah 2/328, classified as Saheeh by Albani (RA)]
Q. Do I have to say any dua loudly as the Niyyah of my fast?
Ans. Niyyah or intention, is an act of the heart. It is not to be uttered by the tongue. So, make intentions in your heart that you will fast for Allah tomorrow, which is sufficient.
Our lives are uncertain. We don’t know if we will live till the next Ramadan. Thus, we should leave no stones unturned to gain forgiveness and mercy from Allah during the holy month of Ramadan of this very year.
So, try to learn these duas and more and say these during Ramadan to gain salvation from hellfire and gain Allah’s mercy so that we can enter the everlasting paradise of the Merciful.