The List of Duas for First 10 Days of Ramadan: 1st Ashra Duas

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Are you looking for a list of duas for the first 10 days of Ramadan? Then, the good news is that we have got you all covered!

This blog post presents an in-depth guide on what is the first ashra dua, other duas to recite within the initial ten days of Ramadan, and extra acts to increase your rewards. 

So what’s the wait? Let’s unfold everything! Bismillah. 

What is the Dua for the First 10 Days of Ramadan?

The first part of Ramadan, also known as the first Ashra, includes the first ten days of this holy month. According to a hadith, these initial ten days of Ramadan are considered the days of mercy in which Allah almighty showers His abundant mercy upon humankind.

But, the hadith has a weak chain of narrators. So, some scholars think that Allah’s mercy is not confined to only the initial days of Ramadan; rather, the whole month is filled with His compassion. 

Other scholars believe a weak hadith is better than a fabricated one, and it can be shared if it contains benefits for the believers. A majority of Muslims follow this school of thought and supplicate a lot, seeking Allah’s mercy in the first part of Ramadan.

You can recite any dua for mercy or otherwise during these initial days. But, the Dua of First Ashra is best to recite in the initial half of Ramadan. 

The First Ashra Dua:

The first Ashra dua is highly commendable and recited in the first part of Ramadan. This dua centres around Allah’s mercy and forgiveness. However, the main theme is His mercy. 

This dua is extremely helpful in attaining Allah’s love and compassion. In it, you call out to Him by one of the first names He introduced Himself to us in the Quran – that name is Ar Rahman.

Ar Rahman means that Allah is excessively loving, nurturing, kind and helpful towards you in this very moment. His name is a reminder of His endless mercy towards you. So, this dua can work wonders to get His special affection, insha’Allah. 

Here’s the dua of First Ashra:

رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِين

Transliteration: “Rab’bigh fir warham wa anta khair-ur-raahimeen”

Meaning: “O! My Lord forgives and has Mercy, and You are the Best of Merciful.” 

Source: Surah al Mu’minun (23:118)

Why to Recite Duas in the First 10 Days of Ramadan?

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said in a hadith that supplication (Dua) is worship. It means when you make dua, you engage in a form of worship, and every act of devotion in Ramadan has a tenfold benefit attached to it. Moreover, the dua of the fasting person is always accepted. 

So, you must supplicate to Allah almighty, seeking his mercy during these ten days of Ramadan. When you have Allah’s mercy with you, your life gets sorted, and you find a way out of every distress and trouble. 

What is the Mercy of Allah Almighty?

The Quran tells us that there are two kinds of mercy that Allah almighty bestow on His servants. One is enveloped in His name, “Ar Rahman,” and the second is hidden in His name, “Ar Rahim.”

When Allah almighty is merciful towards you, it means He has love, care and compassion for you and gives you abundantly out of all these qualities. However, His mercy can be permanent and temporary as well. That’s why you’re always in need of it.

Another special quality of Allah’s mercy is that it is unique to all our needs. You may require His mercy differently than your siblings or friends. Therefore, He pours His mercy individually according to our situations and needs. 

The first ten days of Ramadan bring a great chance for you to attain all of his special admiration, protection, gentleness and help by asking out in dua. 

Other Duas for the First 10 Days of Ramadan:

Here are other duas that you can supplicate along with the first ashra dua. If you recite each supplication a day, it will make you spiritually well to tackle all the challenges of life. 

1. Dua for Getting Allah’s Mercy

You can recite this dua to obtain Allah’s mercy, along with the first Ashra dua. The best part is that the People of Cave supplicated with it, as mentioned in the Quran.

They took shelter in a cave without food, money or solid protection and asked for Allah’s mercy and guidance with this dua; Allah turned their situation into a miracle that will be remembered until the day of judgment. 

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Transliteration: “Rabbanaa aatinaa min ladunka rahmatan wahayyi’ lanaa min amrinaa rasyadaa”

Meaning: “Our Lord, give us mercy from Yourself, and bless our affair with guidance.”

— Source: Surah al-Kahf (18:10)

2. Dua for Attaining Allah’s Love

This is the dua of Dawood (a.s) about whom our Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said: ‘He was the best in worship out of all men’. Therefore, the following supplication can help you connect into a special bond with Allah almighty and get His unlimited love, insha’Allah. 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ وَالْعَمَلَ الَّذِيْ يُبَلِّغُنِي حُبَّكَ اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أََحَبَّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ نَفْسِيْ وَأَهْلِيْ وَمِنَ الْمَاءِ الْبَارِدِرواه الترمذي

Transliteration: “Allahumma inni as`aluka hubbaka wa hubba man yuhibbuka wal amalal ladzi yuballighuni hubbaka. Allahumaj ‘al hubbaka ahabba ilayya min nafsi wa ahli wa minal ma’il barid”

Meaning: “Oh Allah, I ask you for your love and the love of those who love you, and I ask you for the actions that will lead me to your love. Oh Allah make your love more beloved to me than myself, my family and the cold water.”

— Source: Tirmidhi (3490) ; Grade: Hasan (good)

3. Dua For Being Forgiven for Sins

This is an Invocation to Allah almighty asking for forgiveness of all kinds of sins that are private, public, conscious and unconsciously done. As per the hadith, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to supplicate with this. 

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِى خَطِيئَتِى وَجَهْلِى وَإِسْرَافِى فِى أَمْرِى وَمَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّى

Transliteration: “Allahummagh firli khatiati wa jahli wa israfi fi amri wa ma anta a’alamu bihi minni. Allahummagh firli jiddi wa hazli wa khatai wa ‘amdi wa kullu dhalika ‘indi”

Meaning: “O Allah, forgive my faults, ignorance and excesses in all matters, and forgive all the sins that You know better than me”

— Source: Sahih Bukhari (6398-6399) ; Grade: Authentic

4. Dua to Heal From Sadness and Anxiety 

If you’re sad and anxious about something this Ramadan, then this dua will solve it for you. The only condition is to recite it from a sincere heart.

Prophet Muhammad  (peace be upon him) said: A servant is not struck by any worry and grieve and says the following dua; then Allah will expel his worry and replace his grief with happiness. 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَوْ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي وَنُورَ صَدْرِي وَجِلَاءَ حُزْنِي وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي

Transliteration: “Allaahumma  innee  abduk (a)  wa-bnu abdik (a), wa-bnu amatik (a), naaSiyaatee bi-yadik (a), maaDin  fiyya hukmuk (a),  adlun fiyya  qadaa-uk, as’aluka  bikullismin huwalak (a),  sammayta bihi nafsak (a),  aw  allamtahu ahadam-minkhalaqik (a), aw-anzaltahu fee kitaabik (a), aw-ista’thart (a), bihi fee  ilmil-ghaybi  indak (a), antaj al-alquraana rabeea qalbee, wa nuura SaDree, wa-jilaa’a  huznee, wa zahaaba hammee”

Meaning: “O Allah, I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, the son of Your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand, Your decision applies to me, and Your decision concerning me is fair. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names with which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your Book, or You have taught to any of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, to make the Quran the delight of my soul, the light of my heart, and to remove my sadness and dispel my anxiety.”

— Source: Musnad Ahmad 3712 ; Grade: Sahih (authentic)

5. Dua for Success in This World and After-life 

This dua is mentioned in the Quran as a supplication of those who get blessed with Allah’s bounty in this life and the next one. So, ask Allah for his mercy in both worlds with this supplication on the fifth day. 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِىْ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِىْ الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَّقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Transliteration: “Rabbana atina fid dunya hasanatan wa fil Aakhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar”

Meaning:  “Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire!”

— Source: Surah Al Baqarah (2:201)

6. Dua for Parents’s Health and Long Life

This dua is suggested by Allah almighty Himself in the Quran. In addition to reciting this supplication, practice a good attitude with your parents, honour them and take care of their needs.

رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

Translation: “Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheera”

Meaning: “My Lord! Be merciful to them as they raised me when I was young.”

— Source: Surah Al-Isra (17:24)

7. Dua for Halal Rizq and Blessings in Work

This is a complete dua to ask Allah swt for blessings and abundance in your Rizq and wealth. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to recite it during ablution. However, you can also recite it in any part of the day during Ramadan. 

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي وَوَسِّعْ لِي فِي دَارِي وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي رِزْقِي

Transliteration: “Allahummaghfirli dhanbi, wa wassi li fi dari, wa barik li fi rizqi”

Meaning: “O Allah, forgive my sins, expand my abode, and bless me in my provision.”

— Source: Al Sunan al-Kubra lil Nisai 9514 ; Grade: Sahih (authentic)

8. Dua for a Miracle from Allah

This dua is best to recite to get Allah’s help and assistance in any matter of life. When you’re badly stuck in a situation and seeking a miracle from Allah – Have true faith in Allah and supplicate this dua this Ramadan.

The Quran tells us that those who made this dua received Allah’s favour and got out of the frightening situation without harm. 

حَسْبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ ٱلْوَكِيلُ

Transliteration: “HasbunAllahu wa ni’mal wakeel; Ni’mal maula wani’man naseer”

Meaning: “Allah ˹alone˺ is sufficient ˹as an aid˺ for us and ˹He˺ is the best Protector.”

— Source: Surah Al Imran (3:173)

9. Dua to Attain Sabr

This dua will help you develop patience that will fill your heart with strength to bear with loss and overcome trials. The Quran mentions that when the believers supplicated this dua, it made them win the battle.

So, if you’re also at war with something in life this Ramadan, where you need patience and inner power to withstand the storm until it passes away, do recite this dua. 

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ

Transliteration: “Rabbana afrigh ‘alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna ‘alal-qawmil-kafirin”

Meaning: “Our Lord! Shower us with perseverance (patience), make our steps firm, and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

— Source: Surah Al-Baqarah (2:250)

10. Dua for Health and Protection

This dua aims to ask Allah for good health and protection from sickness and disease. You can supplicate with this dua in the first part of Ramadan to become sound and healthy and work towards your goals. 

 لأَبِيهِ يَا أَبَةِ إِنِّي أَسْمَعُكَ تَدْعُو كُلَّ غَدَاةٍ اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي سَمْعِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

Transliteration: “Laa bihi ya abati inaa asmaouka tad-ou kulla gadati-lahumma aafini fee badani-lahumma aafini fee samee-lahuma aafini fee basari la ilaha ila anta.”

Meaning: “O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou.”

— Source: Sunan abi dawood 5090, Grade: Hasan (Good)

How to Maximize Rewards During the First 10 Days of Ramadan?

Here are the five things that you can engage in to make the most of the initial days of Ramadan. 

1. Offer Your Routine Prayers

The routine five-time prayers are an excellent way to wash off your sins. They’re also a source of you attaining Allah’s pleasure and aid in staying away from wrongdoings in life. Ramadan is a transformative period for Muslims. 

It brings you the chance to say goodbye to your old destructive habits and create new ones, one of which is the habit of praying all your daily salah. Through your daily salah, you won’t only earn rewards but also connect with Allah (swt) on a deeper level, which will upscale your spiritual heart’s state.

2. Recite Extra Duas

There are some daily Ramadan duas that you can supplicate along with the ones provided in this blog post, for instance, due to reciting before or after eating suhoor and iftar meals

These duas help you have Allah’s closeness, the opportunity to ask for better things, and earn more rewards during this blessed month. 

3. Look After Your Family Needs

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told us in a hadith that the best among us are those who are best with our families. Allah almighty reminded us in the Quran to be good to our parents, honour them, and also be grateful to them. Holding family ties is also an integral part of our deen. 

So, practice a good attitude with your family members, help them and look after their needs as much as possible. A simple smile and a good word can be a good starting point. If you can financially support them – do so because every penny you spend on them is considered charity on your part. 

4. Share Meal with Others 

Generosity is one of the factors that covers the true spirit of Islam. According to a hadith, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to become excessively generous during Ramadan.

Give charity, spend on people, and look after your neighbours, the poor and orphans. The Holy Quran tells us that every dime spent in Allah’s way is like a seed that grows and gives you 700 times more reward. 

5. Offer The Night Prayer

​​The voluntary night prayer, also known as Taraweeh, is a way to receive rewards and get your previous year’s sins forgiven. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in a hadith: 

Whoever establishes (voluntary) prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven.”

Final Words:

The first part of Ramadan presents an opportunity to get the special mercy of Allah, be closer to Him, earn many rewards and have your past sins forgiven. It’ll help you develop a strong character to overcome trials of life. 

One way to receive His divine mercy is through Dua; you can supplicate with the first Ashra dua and ten other duas, each a day during the initial ten days of Ramadan. Furthermore, you can also perform extra social and spiritual acts to increase rewards and make the first part of Ramadan more productive.