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Free Du’a Worksheet & 18 Essential Du’as for you to Recite During Ramadan

Alhamdulillah, thank Allah Almighty for giving us another chance to meet the blessed month of Ramadan after the long period of hardships and joy of this world. We finally get to recentre our focus on worship and improving our relationship with Allah Almighty in Ramadan, InshaAllah. 

Abu Hurairah said; ‘The Messenger of Allah said:

‘When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up.” [Sunan An-Nasa’i]

This is one of the most important times for all the servants of Allah Almighty to meet Him in order to nurture their deen, making them better Muslims than ever before, InshaAllah. 

That is why during this blessed month, Allah Almighty showers His servants with His Infinite Mercy and Blessings through the manifestation of His Forgiveness, the immeasurable and multiplied merits, and other blessings beyond what we can think of. Hence, it is essential for all of us to take note of the importance of Ramadan; a time for us to make up for our sins, become the better version of ourselves, and increase our love and devotion towards Allah Almighty and His Beloved Messenger, Peace and Blessings be upon him through means of worship, adhkar, supplication and other performance of good deeds. 

Let’s not waste time in letting this reunion pass without any course of action. Let’s get to work and make the most of this month, specifically through an essential guide of making du’as, a free worksheet you can refer to when making du’a, and the 10 essential du’as you can recite every day in the month of Ramadan, InshaAllah.

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Set your goals objectively, rectify your intentions and begin! If you don’t know where to begin and you need a template for you to list down your thoughts, your wants, the personal duas you want to make sincerely towards Allah Almighty, feel free to download our FREE dua Ramadan worksheet to get you started and engine running in the blessed month!

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The 18 Essential Du’as for You to Recite in Ramadan

There are many kinds of essential du’as you can make during this Holy Month, but we will break them down into a few categories so you are able to recite them in specific parts of the day throughout the whole month! Let’s get started, Bismillah.

Du’a Right Before You Approach Ramadan:

Before you begin embarking on the spiritual journey, it is best to recite this du’a to rectify your mindset, your intentions to become a better you in the month of Ramadan, and hopefully continue to maintain that momentum throughout, InshaAllah.

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَب، وَشَعْبَانَ، وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

“O Allah make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us and let us reach the month of Ramadan.” 

(Musnad Imam Ahmad)

Here’s also another du’a you can recite before you begin your journey to ensure that your Ramadan experience is smooth sailing, and your deen is safeguarded from the temptations of the Dunya although Ramadan is known as the month where devils are chained in Hellfire!

اللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِي مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِي، وَتَسَلَّمْهُ مِنِّي مُتَقَبَّلًا

“O Allah preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it for me.”

(narrated by Imam At-Tabrani)

Du’a at the Beginning of Fasting in the Month of Ramadan:

Here are three ways you can set your niyyah or intention right before you begin fasting in the month of Ramadan. You can either recite this the night before you fast, or right after you’ve had your Suhoor. You can either recite the du’a to set your intentions daily, or you can just recite a one-off du’a for the entire month of Ramadan. It’s completely up to you!

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

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

  نـَوَيْتُ صَوْمَ غـَدٍ عَـنْ اَدَاءِ فـَرْضِ شـَهْرِ رَمـَضَانَ هـَذِهِ السَّـنـَةِ لِلـّهِ تـَعَالىَ

“I intend to do obligatory fast tomorrow in the month of Ramadan this year because of Allah.”

نَوَيْتُ صَوْمَ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ كِلِّهِ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

“I intend to do obligatory fast for the whole month of Ramadan this year because of Allah.”

Du’a for Iftar or When You Break Your Fast:

Whether you are breaking your fast alone or with your family and friends, it is encouraged for you to recite this du’a together! May Allah Almighty grant you barakah in the food that you eat to break your fast with, InshaAllah.

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

“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.”

Dua After Performing Taraweeh Prayers:

Taraweeh prayers are known to be one of the most common acts of worship done in the month of Ramadan, although it is not obligatory. It’s a Sunnah that rarely comes by and only happens in the month of Ramadan, so take this opportunity to offer Taraweeh prayers to further enhance the quality of your spiritual well being, InshaAllah.

بِسمِ اللهِ الرَّحمَنِ الرَّحِيْم. الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِيْن، وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى أَشْرَفِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالمُرْسَلِيْن سَيِّدِنَا وَمَوْلاَنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِيْن

اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْناَ بِالْإِيْمَانِ كَامِلِيْنْ، وَلِلْفَرَآئِضِ مُؤَدِّيْنَ، وَلِلصَّلَاةِ حَافِظِيْنَ، وَلِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلِيْنَ، وَلِمَا عِنْدَكَ طَالِبِيْنَ، وَلِعَفْوِكَ رَاجِيْنَ، وَبِالْهُدَى مُتَمَسِّكِيْن، وَعَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضِيْنَ، وَفِي الدُّنْيَا زَاهِدِيْنَ، وَفِي الْأَخِرَةِ رَاغِبِيْنَ، وَبِالْقَضَاءِ رَاضِيْنَ، وَبِالنَّعْمَاءِ شَاكِرِيْنَ، وَعَلَى الْبَلاءِ صَابِرِيْنَ، وَتَحْتَ لِوَاءِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ سَائِرِيْنَ، وَإِلَى الْحَوْضِ وَارِدِيْنَ، وَفِي الْجَنَّةِ دَاخِلِيْنَ، وَمِنَ النَّارِ نَاجِيْنَ، وَعَلَى سَرِيْرَةِ الْكَرَامَةِ قَاعِدِيْنَ، وَبِحُوْرِ عيْنٍ مُتَزَوِّجِيْنَ، وَمِنْ سُنْدُسٍ وَاِسْتَبْرَقٍ وَدِيْبَاجٍ مُتَلَبِّسِيْنَ، وَمِنْ طَعَامِ الْجَنَّةِ آكِلِيْنَ، وَمِنْ لَبَنٍ وَعَسَلٍ مُصَفًّى شَارِبِيْنَ، بِأَكْوَابٍ وَأَبَارِيْقَ وَكَأْسٍ مِنْ مَعِيْنٍ، مَعَ الَّذِيْنَ أَنعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّين والصِّدِّيقِينَ والشُّهَدَاءِ والصَّالِحِين، وحَسُنَ أُولَئِكَ رَفِيقًا، ذَلِكَ الْفَضْلُ مِنَ اللهِ وَكَفَى بِاللهِ عَلِيْمًا، وَالحَمدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious and Most Merciful. Praise be to the Lord of all the Worlds, prayers and salutations be upon the noblest of all the prophets, our leader (Sayyiduna) Muhammad , and upon his entire family and companions.”

“O Allah make us from those who have complete faith, perform all obligations, guard their prayers, give zakat, seek that which is due from You, hope for Your forgiveness, hold on firmly to guidance, turn away from futile acts, show no interest for worldly pleasures, desire the life of the hereafter, are pleased with the divine decree, are thankful for Your blessings, are patient during trials, would walk under the flag of our leader (Sayyidina) Muhammad . on the Day of Judgement, would arrive to the Prophet’s well (in the hereafter), would enter the Paradise, would be saved from the hellfire, would sit on the honoured mattresses (of paradise), would be married to the companions of Paradise, would be adorned with garments (of paradise) from Silk and Brocade, would eat from the food of Paradise, would drink from the milk and pure honey in the cups and goblets from the fountain of clear-water, in the company of those You bestow blessings upon them from amongst the Prophets, the righteous, the martyrs and the pious and what a great company do they make, and it is sufficient that Allah is All-Knowing, and praise be to Allah the Lord of all Worlds.”

Dua to Recite After Witr Prayers:

Usually after you perform the eight rakaat Taraweeh prayers, you are highly encouraged to end it by performing Witr prayers. You can either perform this prayer individually or congregationally at the mosque. It’s three rakaat and here are the kinds of beautiful duas you can recite after your Witr prayers.

سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ

“Glory be to the Sovereign, the Most Holy”

(Sunan An-Nasa’i)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم. الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِيْن، وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى أَشْرَفِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالمُرْسَلِيْن سَيِّدِنَا وَمَوْلاَنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحبِهِ أَجمَعِين. إِلَهَنَا قَد تَعَرَّضَ لَكَ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيلَةِ المُتَعَرِّضُون، وَقَصَدَكَ القَاصِدُون، وَرَغِبَ في جُودِكَ وَمَعرُوفِكَ الطَّالِبُون، وَلَكَ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيلَةِ وَكُلِّ لَيلَةٍ مِن لَيَالِي شَهرِ رَمَضَان نَفَحَاتٍ وَجَوَائِزَ وَمَوَاهِبَ وَعَطَايَا تَجُودُ بِهَا عَلَى مَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِك، فَاجْعَلْنَا اللَّهُمَّ مِمَّنْ سَبَقَتْ لَهُ مِنْكَ العِنَايَة، هَا نَحْنُ نَدْعُوكَ كَمَا أَمَرْتَنَا، فَاستَجِبْ مِنَّا كَمَا وَعَدْتَنَا، إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ المِيْعَاد، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِين. اللَّهُمَّ يَا فَارِقَ الفُرقَانِ وَمُنزِلَ القُرآنِ بِالحِكمَةِ وَالبَيَان

3x بَارِكِ اللَّهُمَّ لَنَا فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَان 

وَأَعِدْهُ اللَّهُمَّ عَلَينَا سِنِيناً بَعْدَ سِنِين وَأَعوَامًا بَعدَ أَعوَامٍ عَلَى مَا تُحِبُّهُ وتَرْضَاهُ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِين. اللَّهُمّ إِنَّ لَكَ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيلَةِ وَكُلُّ لَيلَةٍ مِن لَيَالِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَان عُتَقَاءَ مِنَ النَّار، فَاجْعَلْنَا اللَّهُمَّ مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ مِنَ النَّار 

3x اللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنَا مِنَ النَّارِ سَالِمِين 

وَأَدْخِلْنَا الجَنَّةَ آمِنِين، وَأَلحِقنَا باِلصَّالِحِين، ومَتِّعنَا بِالنَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجهِكَ الكَرِيم، يَا رَبَّ العَالَمِين

3x اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّا

اللَّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا صَلاتَنَا وَصِيَامَنَا وَقِيَامَنَا وَرُكُوعَنَا وَسُجُودَنَا وَقُعُودَنَا وَتَخَشُّعَنَا وَتَضَرُّعَنَا وَتَعَبُّدَنَا وَتَمِّم تَقْصِيْرَنَا يَا الله يَا أَرحَمَ الرَّاحِمِين. وَصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى الِهِ وَصَحبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالحَمدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious and Most Merciful. Praise be to the Lord of all Worlds, prayers and salutations be upon the noblest of all the prophets, our leader (sayyiduna) Muhammad, and upon his entire family and companions. O Allah, the seekers have presented before You in this very night, intending to reach You, desiring for Your bounties and grace. And You bestow in this night just as any other nights in the month of Ramadan, Your hidden bounties, provisions, presents and gifts upon whoever that pleases You from Your servants. Therefore make us amongst those You mentioned to receive Your providence. And here we are praying to You as how You have commanded us, accept our prayers as how You have promised us, for indeed You never break Your promise. O Most Merciful. O Allah, O Divider of truth from falsehood, and Bestower of the Qur’an with wisdom and clarity,”

“O Allah bless us in the month of Ramadan” 3x

“Unite us again with Ramadan year after year in a way that You love and pleases You O Most Merciful. O Allah you free in this night just as in any other nights in the month of Ramadan Your servants from the hellfire”

“O Allah save us from the hellfire” 3x

“Enter us into Paradise safely, enjoin us with the company of the pious, grant us to look upon Your Honourable Grace, O Lord of the worlds”

“O Allah, You are indeed Forgiving and love to forgive, so forgive me” 3x

“O Allah, accept our prayers, our fast, our night worships, our bow (ruku’), our prostrations, our submissions, our invocations, our devotions and complete our shortcomings, O Allah, O Most Merciful. And prayers and salutations be upon our leader (sayyiduna) Muhammad and upon his family and companions, and praise be to Allah the Lord of all Worlds.”

Du’a to Recite During Laylatul Qadr:

Known as the Night of Power, Laylatul Qadr is an important event highlighted in the Islamic Calendar as it is a time for Muslims to focus on their worship and put the extra effort in these last 10 nights, improving their relationship with Allah Almighty. 

It is a time for Muslims to engage in the Remembrance of Allah ALmighty such as dhikr, Quranic recitation and even I’tikaf, which is an act of isolation in a mosque or at home for a couple of days devoting to worship. Hence, here are some of the duas you can recite in the last 10 nights

Dua to ask for forgiveness:

الْلَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

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

Dua to ask for protection from Hellfire:

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.”

Dua for when you break your fast in the last 10 days of Ramadan:

‏‏ ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

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

Dua to seek guidance from Allah Almighty:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى

“O Allah, I ask You for guidance andpiety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.”

Dua to ask for the right direction towards the guided path:

اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِني ، وسَدِّدْنِي

“O Allah! Direct me to the Right Path and make me adhere to the Straight Path.”

Dua to ask for wisdom:

اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

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

Dua for your parents:

 رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

“My Lord, have mercy upon them (parents) as they brought me up [when i was] small.”

Dua to seek good 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

“O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve 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 worthy of worship but You.”

Dua to seek protection from calamities:

إِنَّا لِلهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ، اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي ، وَاخْلُفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا

“To Allah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allah, recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better.”

We hope that this list of essential duas will benefit you and your loved ones not only in the month of Ramadan, but on other days when you may find these supplications useful for you, InshaAllah. Let us all strive to seek the spiritual gems during Ramadan and pray that Allah Almighty could purify our hearts and souls to increase the quality and sincerity in our worship, InshaAllah.  Ramadan Kareem to all, and have a blessed Ramadan!

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