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Dua Before Ramadan – What to say when Ramadan arrives?

Whether you are a Muslim, or a new convert, or simply a knowledgeable mind, everyone knows that the holy month of Ramadan is a crucial part of Islam. Yet, not everyone knows the importance of making Dua in this sacred month. As a matter of fact, making Dua is also an act of worship. Hence, in this article, we show you what to say when Ramadan is approaching.

Dua to recite when Ramadan is approaching:

As any Muslim, we all get excited and happy with the coming of Ramadan. So, what better way to celebrate its beginning than making Dua? Here are some great Dua to celebrate the start of this holy month:

First of all, let’s start with what the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) was reported to say when seeing the crescent. According to Talhah bin Ubaidullah, the Prophet (pbuh) used to supplicate: 

“O Allah, let this moon appear on us with security and Iman; with safety and Islam. O moon! Your Rubb and mine is Allah. May this moon be bringing guidance and good.”(At-Tirmidhi).

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Allahumma ahillahu ‘alaina bil-amni wal-iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, Rabbi wa Rabbuk-Allah, Hilalu rushdin wa khairin.” 

Bear in mind however that this Dua is not limited to the moon of Ramadan only as Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) used to say this supplication at the sight of the crescent generally. It can still be stated at the sight of the moon of Ramadan as a good way to celebrate the start of this holy month.

Second, here is the most common Dua:

“O Allah! Let us reach the month of Ramadan.”

Transliteration from Arabic: “Allahumma ballighna Ramadan.”

This Dua is generally recited by every Muslim whenever Ramadan is near.

Finally, another great Dua is what follows:

“O Allah! Preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it from me.”

Transliteration from Arabic: “Allahumma sallimnee ilaa Ramadhan, Allahumma sallim lee Ramadhan, wa tasallamhu minnee mutaqabbalaa.”

This Dua in particular is believed to be recited by the pious predecessors. With this Dua, we beg Allah (SWT) to keep us strong and capable so we can reap the benefits and rewards of Ramadan.


Making Dua is a direct link between creature and creator. It is a fascinating form of communication between us and Allah (SWT). Ramadan is a great time to strengthen this link. So, as any good Muslim, let’s all try our best to make more Dua and more good deeds in this sacred month in hopes Allah Almighty accepts them.

You can find out more Dua in our previous article Dua to recite during Ramadan.

May Allah accept our good deeds.