Dua for last 10 days of Ramadan

Dua for Last 10 Days of Ramadan

The last ten nights of Ramadan are the most revered nights in the Islamic calendar. Within them is Laylatul Qadr – the Night of Divine Decree. 

On these nights, Jibril (عليه السلام) commanded the Prophet to recite the first word of the Quran: “Iqra!”

The last ten nights of Ramadan are a time when Allah’s blessings, compassion, and mercy encompass His worshipers. The Prophet (ﷺ) exhausted all effort to worship Allah (سُبْحَـٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ) by performing I’tikaf (spiritual retreat at the Masjid), praying through the night, and making dua abundantly. 

Why is the Night of Decree (Laylatul Qadr) significant?

Muslims worldwide exert themselves in the final ten nights of Ramadan, seeking out the Night of Decree (Laylatul Qadr). It is the night when Allah (سُبْحَـٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ) prescribes divine decree to each person. 

It is related by Imām Aḥmad that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Laylat Al-Qadr is within the ten remaining days [of Ramadan]. Whosoever stays up [in prayer/worship] Allah, Most Exalted, will forgive all of their past and future sins. And it is on an odd night, the 9th, or the 7th, or the 5th, or the 3rd, or the last night.”

Dua for the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan

Aisha (رضی اللہ عنھا), the wife of the Prophet (ﷺ) asked: “O Messenger of Allah, if it is Laylatul Qadr, then what should I supplicate with?”

He replied: اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُعَنِّي

Transliteration: “Allahumma, innaka Afuwwun Karimun, tuḥibbu al-afwa fa’afu anna.”

Translation: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning and Generous; You love to pardon, so pardon us.”

Dua When Paying Zakat

If one intends to pay the Zakat, make the following dua:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا مَغْنَمًا وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهَا مَغْرَمًا

Transliteration: Allahummaj-‘alha maghnaman wa la taj-‘alha maghrama

Translation: O Allah, make it a gain and do not make it a loss!

The companion Abū Hurayrah (d. 57/676-7) (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “When you give Zakah, do not forget its reward, and say  اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا مَغْنَمًا وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهَا مَغْرَمًا (O Allah, make it a gain and do not make it a loss).”

Dua for Relief from Debt

Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī (رضي الله عنه) reported, “One day Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) entered the Mosque. There, he saw Abū Umāmah in a state of grief. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) asked Abū Umāmah, “Why is it that I am seeing you sitting in the mosque when it is not the time of prayer?”

Abū Umāmah replied, “I have become entangled in sorrow and debts.”

The Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) replied, “Shall I inform you of a prayer by which, if you recite, Allah will remove your sorrow and settle your debts?”

Abū Umāmah said, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!”

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Recite the following prayer every morning and evening:

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الهم والحزن وأعوذ بك من العجز والكسل وأعوذ بك من الجبن والبخل وأعوذ بك من غلبة الدين وقهر الرجال.

Translation: “I seek Your protection against worry and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and selfishness, from overwhelming indebtedness and the subjugation of people.”

Dua for Your Parents

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When the human being dies, his deeds end except for three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.”

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ (Surah Ibrahim, 14:41)

Transliteration: Rabbana-ghfirlī wa liwālidayya wa lilmu’minīna yauma yaqūmul-hisāb

Translation: Our Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and the believers on the Day when the judgment will come to pass.

Dua for Well Being

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Ask Allah for forgiveness and wellbeing, for no one is given anything after certainty that is better than wellbeing” [Tirmidhi]. 

Abdullah ibn Omar reported the Prophet (ﷺ) never used to leave out saying this supplication every morning and evening [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah]:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَأَهْلِي، وَمَالِي، اللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي، وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي، اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ، وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي، وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي

Transliteration: Allahumma inni as’alukal-‘afwa wal-‘afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah. Allahumma inni as’alukal-‘afwa wal-‘afiyah fi dini wa dunyaya wa ahli wa mali. Allahum-mastur ‘awrati, wa amin raw’ati wahfazni min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfi, wa ‘an yamini wa ‘an shimali, wa min fawqi, wa ‘audhu bika an ughtala min tahti

Translation: O Allah, I seek Your pardon and my wellbeing in this world and the next. O Allah, I seek Your pardon and my wellbeing in my religion, in my worldly affairs, in my family and in my wealth. O Allah, conceal my faults and preserve me from anguish . O Allah, guard me from what is in front of me and behind me, from my left, and from my right, and from above me . I seek refuge in Your Greatness from being struck from beneath me.

Dua for Protection against Calamity and Hardship

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.” 

Dua in Arabic:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ جَهْدِالْبَلَاءِ وَدَرْكِ الشَّقَاءِ وَسُوْءِ الْقَضَاءِ و شَمَاتَةِ الْاَعْدَاءِ


Translation: “Oh Allah, I seek refuge in you from the difficulties of hardships. And the acquisition of wretchedness, and ill-fated, and the enemy’s malicious rejoicing for my suffering.” 

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