Here’s the list of 10 daily dua for Ramadan that you get to recite every single day. This blog includes all routine duas from the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) that covers the whole month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is just so much special for Muslims. This month has a huge importance in the Islamic world. It’s because in this month, the first Quranic revelation came down on the earth from Allah Almighty, and people were blessed with the light of guidance after a long age of ignorance. Muslims are prescribed to fast the whole month of Ramadan. Fasting helps them build taqwa (strong willpower to stay away from sins) and break the cycle of bad habits in life. It additionally gives time for self-reflection, building a strong connection with God and enjoining Muslim communities.
10 Daily Dua for Ramadan
Read all 10 duas below!
1. Dua Upon Seeing the Ramadan Moon
Searching for the Ramadan moon and sighting it is a Sunnah. We find in a weak hadith that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) used to recite a dua upon seeing the crescent moon in the night sky at the beginning of every month.
اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلاَمَةِ وَالإِسْلاَمِ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ
Roman/ Transliteration: allahumma ahlilhu alaina bil-yumni wal-Iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, rabbi wa rabbuk allah
Meaning: “O Allah, bring it (the moon) over us with blessing and faith, and security and Islam. (Oh moon) My Lord and your Lord is Allah.”
Source: Tirmidhi 3451 ; Grade: daif (weak)
This dua points out four things: Blessings, faith, security and Islam. All of which are so important to us. Through this dua, we ask Allah to bless us in whatever we do in Ramadan, pour down faith, protect us from the evil of our nafs, and make us strong and steadfast in Islam. Learn more here!
2. Dua For Suhoor
When we study the hadith science, we find no specific dua of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) to say before eating suhoor in Ramadan. But, there is one dua he said before eating food in general that you can also recite while having your suhoor/ fasting meal. It’s as follows;
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيْراً مِنْهُDua of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Roman/ Transliteration: allaahumma baarik lanaafeehi wa ‘at’imnaa khayran minhu
Meaning: “O Allah, bless us in it and provide us with better than it.”
Source: Tirmidhi 3455; Grade: daif (weak)
Say Bismillah before eating suhoor. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, whoever wants to eat food, he should mention the name of Allah in the beginning. It’s the ideal practice of Allah’s messenger. Know more about it here:
3. Dua after Suhoor
There’s a dua of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) that you should say after you eat suhoor. The messenger of Allah said that whoever eats food and says this dua, his previous (minor) sins will be forgiven.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍDua of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Roman/ Transliteration: alhamdu lillahil-ladhi at’amani hadha wa razaqanihi min ghayri hawlin minni wa la quwwatin
Meaning: “Praise is to Allah Who has fed me this and provided it for me without any strength or power on my part.”
Source: Tirmidhi 3458, Ibn Majah 3285 ; Grade: Hasan (good)
So, saying this dua after suhoor will not only help you collect some extra rewards but also expiate your minor sins in the month of Ramadan.
4. Dua for Keeping Ramadan Fast
According to the hadith sciences, there is no special dua to say before keeping your fast in Ramadan. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)’s way of keeping the Ramadan fast is simply about making the inward intention of fasting, it is optimal and encouraged by us also.
Muslims often use the following dua for keeping their fast. The scholars devised this dua for the ease of those, who don’t know how to make the niyyah of Ramadan fast. You can use this dua, but don’t make it a practice. The best way to keep the fast is to make the inward intention of it in your native language.
وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
Roman/ Transliteration: wabi saumi gadin nawaitu min shahri ramadan
Meaning: “I Intend to keep the fast of tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.”
Source: Not found in Quran & Sunnah
5. Dua for Opening/ Breaking of Fast
The following dua is very popular to open/break the fast of Ramadan. However, it’s not an authentic dua, and there is no particular dua found in the hadith that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said before opening his fast.
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمتُ وَعَلَى رِزقِكَ أَفطَرتُDua of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Roman/ Transliteration: allahumma laka sumtu, wa Ala rizqika aftart
Meaning: “Oh 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.”
Source: Abu Dawud: 2358; Grade: Daif (weak)
It is recommended to break your fast with dates and water, as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to do. After eating something, you can recite the next dua and go to perform the Maghrib prayer.
6. Dua After Opening Fast in Ramadan
It is reported from a Hasan hadith that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said this dua when he broke his fast. It’s a sunnah dua, but it should be recited after you open your fast of Ramadan, which means after you drink or eat something.
ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ ، وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوْقُ ، وَثَبَتَ الْأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللّٰهُ
Roman/ Transliteration: dhahaba-z-zama, wa-b-tallati-l-uruq, wa thabata-l-ajru in shaa-llah
Meaning: “The thirst has gone, the veins have been moistened, and the reward is sure, if Allah wills.”
Source: abu Dawud (2357) ; Grade: Hasan (good)
7. Dua for the Host of Iftar
When a person invites you at his house for an iftar feast, make sure to supplicate for that person with the following dua. Prophet muhammad (ﷺ) made this dua for someone who hosted a meal for him. When you make dua for others, it means you value them as a person and their time and energy to serve you.
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ فِيمَا رَزَقْتَهُمْ وَاغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَارْحَمْهُمْProphet Muhammad (pbuh)
Roman/ Transliteration: allaahumma baarik lahum feemaa razaqtahum, waghfir lahum warhamhum
Meaning: “Oh Allah, bless them in what You have provided for them, and forgive them and have mercy on them.”
Source: Sahih Muslim 2042 ; Grade: Sahih (authentic)
8. Dua for Taraweeh Prayer
Taraweeh, originally known as the “Night prayer,” has great importance attached to it in the month of Ramadan. The messenger of Allah said: whoever offers the night prayer in Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, all their previous (minor) sins will be forgiven.
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) offered 8 rakats of Taraweeh prayer every night during Ramadan, and in the last 10 days, he used to wake all his family members for it. No specific dua is mentioned in the Sunnah to say between or after the Taraweeh prayer. Allah’s Messenger used to prolong his night prayer and offered it beautifully with lots of Quranic recitation.
9. Dua After Witr
Witr is an extra odd-numbered prayer that the Messenger of Allah offered after Isha. On Ramadan nights, he used to offer 3 rakat witr after the taraweeh prayer. Witr was his last prayer of the night. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) prayed a total of 11 rakat (8 taraweeh and 3 witr) after the isha prayer every Ramadan.
After praying the salam of witr, Allah’s messenger used to supplicate the following, which you can also use as a dua;
سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِDua of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Roman/ Transliteration: subhaan-al-malik-il-quddoos
Meaning: “How far from imperfections The King, the most Holy.”
Source: Sunan an Nasai 1699: Grade: Sahih (authentic)
10. Dua for Laylatul Qadr
This is the special dua for Laylatul Qadr, which is recommended by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) himself. Laylatul Qadr is known as the night of decree, in which Allah forgives the maximum number of people from the hellfire.
A person who says this dua in laylatul qadr, his previous sins will be forgiven.
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Roman/ Transliteration: allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa fu annee
Meaning: “Oh Allah You are The One Who forgives greatly, and loves to forgive, so forgive me.”
Source: Tirmidhi (3513); Grade: Sahih (authentic)
In this blog, we have shared 10 daily dua for Ramadan, which includes dua for moon sighting, eating suhoor, keeping and opening Ramadan fast, offering taraweeh, witr and reciting on laylatul qadr. It pretty much covers all the everyday duas for Ramadan. Have we missed anything? Pour down your suggestions in the comment box below.
Happy Ramadan Y’all !
We sincerely pray for your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing this Ramadan. May all your major and minor sins be forgiven, and this holy month brings the blessings of strong faith, more taqwa and firmness in Islam. You should work on your overall self-improvement. We encourage you to fulfil your Ramadan goals. May Allah Almighty be pleased with you and all of us. Ameen.