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Best Duaa during Ramadan – before and after fasting

Each year, the world witnesses a religious communal fast on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  Muslims from all around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan as it is a month of endless blessings. It is the best opportunity to repent and prepare for the real life that waits for us in the afterlife. That is why are gladly providing you with the perfect Dua to recite during this sacred month.

A man making duaa to allah

Dua for Iftar (breaking fast)

First of all, what to recite when you break your fast? Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) used to say the following Dua:

“Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allah wills” (Al-Albani).

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Dhahaba al-zama wa’btalat al-‘uruq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allah”.

Dua for seeking Allah’s mercy

Allah’s mercy can be sought day and night but Ramadan has a special effect. These are some of the most meaningful Dua to ask for Almighty’s mercy:

“Our Lord, give us that which is good in this world and that which is good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire”

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Rabbana aatina fi’l-dunya hasanah wa fi’l-aakhirah hasanah wa qina ‘adhaab al-naar”

Another Dua is as follows:

“Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqoon”.

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Rabbana hab lana min azwaajina wa dhurriyyaatina qurrata a‘yunin waj‘alna lil-muttaqeena imaama”

 Both these supplications are taken from Quranic verses: Surah al-Baqarah 2:201 and Surah al Furqaan 25:74 respectively.

Dua for seeking forgiveness

God has always encouraged us to repent and ask for His forgiveness for He is the most forgiving. He says:

“Say, ˹O Prophet, that Allah says,˺ “O My servants who have exceeded the limits against their souls! Do not lose hope in Allah’s mercy, for Allah certainly forgives all sins. He is indeed the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Az Zumar 39:53).

In light of this, here are the Duas you are looking for:

“O my Lord! Make me one who performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and (also) from my offspring, our Lord! And accept my invocation. Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established”

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Rabb ij‘alni muqeema as-salaati wa min dhurriyyati Rabbana wa taqabbal du‘aa’. Rabbana ighfir li wa li waalidayya wa lil-mu’mineena yawma yaqoom ul-hisaab”

This Dua is also taken from a Quranic verse that is from Surah Ibraaheem 14:40-41. More Duas are what follows:

“O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me”.

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni”.

Dua for seeking Allah’s protection:

There are many Duas but we selected this one for you since it covers many aspects of life:

“O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, my family and my wealth. O Allah, conceal my faults and protect me from that which causes me to worry. O Allah, protect me from before me and from behind me, from my right and from my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in Your greatness lest I be destroyed from beneath me”.

Transliteration from Arabic:

“Allahumma inni as’aluka al-‘aafiyata fi’d-dunya wa’l-aakhirah. Allahumma inni as’aluka al-‘afwa wa’l-‘aafiyata fi deeni wa dunyaaya wa ahli wa maali. Allahumma astur ‘awraati wa aamin raw‘aati. Allahumma ihfazni min bayna yadayya wa min khalfi wa ‘an yameeni wa ‘an shimaali, wa min fawqi, wa a‘oodhu bi ‘azamatika an ughtaala min tahti”. 


Ramadan is certainly a month of endless blessings. Forgiveness, mercy, and protection can be sought and granted from Allah (SWT) as long as we work for them. God Almighty is the most merciful and the most beneficent. Thus, we should never despair from His mercy and grace. All Muslims should make more Dua during the sacred month of Ramadan having faith in Allah’s power and strength. He (SWT) says:

“And your Lord has said, “Invoke Me and I will respond to you.” (Surah Ghafir 40:60).