Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, is a time of spiritual reflection and increased worship for Muslims around the world. All the days of Ramadan are special, as they are believed to be a time of great blessings and rewards.
During these days, Muslims make a conscious effort to increase their religious observance, including the recitation of Quran and supplications known as “duas.”
But, Is there any special Dua For the last 10 Days of Ramadan? In this blog, we will explore the significance of the days of Ramadan and provide a collection of powerful duas to help you make the most of this blessed period.
Is There Any Dua For The Last 10 Days of Ramadan?
There is no specific dua for each day and night of Ramadan. The entire month of Ramadan is mercy from Allah; the entire month is also forgiveness and ransom from the Fire.
None of these blessings is restricted to any one part of the month to the exclusion of any other part, and this is a reflection of the vastness of Allah’s mercy.
“Supplication (dua) is worship,” as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said; narrated by at-Tirmidhi and others with a saheeh isnaad.
The basic principle with regard to acts of worship is tawqeef (i.e., it is not permissible to worship Allah, through any act of worship unless this act of worship is proven in the shar‘i texts (Qur’aan and Sunnah) to be an act of worship that was prescribed by Allah) and disallowance (of anything that is not expressly prescribed).
Therefore it is not permissible to invent acts of worship or to limit them to a particular time or occasion, unless the Islamic teachings indicate that.
So it is not permissible for anyone to prescribe for the people supplications to be said at specific times.
Supplication (dua) during Ramadan is encouraged, but this encouragement does not make it permissible for anyone to make up supplications by himself and say that they are to be recited at specific times, as if they are Prophetic supplications.
Rather the Muslim may offer supplication for whatever he likes of good in this world and in the Hereafter, in whatever words are easy for him, at any time.
Singling out the first third of Ramadan to pray for mercy, the second third to pray for forgiveness and the last third to pray for ransom from Hell is an innovation for which there is no basis in Islamic teachings.
There is also no justification for singling out these times for these supplications, because all the days of Ramadan are equal in that regard.
Rather the Muslim may pray for whatever he wants of goodness in this world and the hereafter throughout Ramadan; that includes asking Allah for mercy, forgiveness, ransom from the Fire and admission to Paradise.
You should offer a great deal of du‘aa’, asking for goodness and mercy, especially in this month, making the most of this time of goodness and blessing (barakah), seeking the mercy and forgiveness of your Lord, may He be exalted.
Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright”.Surah al-Baqarah 2:186
Ibn Katheer (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
The fact that Allah, may He be exalted, mentions this verse, which encourages one to offer du‘aa’, in the midst of the verses that speak of the rulings on fasting, indicates that one should strive hard in offering du‘aa’ at the end of the fast and, indeed, every time one breaks the fast.End quote from Tafseer Ibn Katheer (1/509)
It is good for the one who offers du‘aa’ to follow proper etiquette and to recite many of the du‘aa’s that have been narrated from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), and not to overstep the mark in offering du‘aa’.
You should observe the etiquette of du‘aa’ and recite often the du‘aa’s that it is recommended to recite a great deal in Ramadan and also at times other than Ramadan. These include the following:
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي خَطِيئَتِي وَجَهْلِي وَإِسْرَافِي فِي أَمْرِي وَمَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي جِدِّي وَهَزْلِي وَخَطَئِي وَعَمْدِي وَكُلُّ ذَلِكَ عِنْدِي اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ وَمَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Allahumma ighfirli khati’ati wa jahli wa israfi fi `Amri, wa ma anta a-‘lamu bihi minni. Allahumma ighfirli jiddi hazali wa khata’i wa amdi, wa kullu dhalika ‘indi. Allahumma ighfirli maa qaddamtu wa maa akhkartu wa maa asrartu wa maa a’lantu wa maa anta bihi minni antal muqaddim wa antal mu’akkhar wa anta alaa kulli shai’in qadeer.
Meaning In English
O Allah, forgive me my faults, my ignorance, my immoderation in my concerns. And Thou art better aware (of my affairs) than myself. O Allah, grant me forgiveness (of the faults which I committed) seriously or otherwise (and which I committed inadvertently and de- liberately. All these (failings) are in me.
O Allah, grant me forgiveness from the fault which I did in haste or deferred, which I committed in privacy or in public and Thou art better aware of (them) than myself. Thou art the First and the Last and over all things Thou art Omnipotent.
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to invoke. Sahih al-Bukhari 6399 and Sahih Muslim 2719
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَاذَ بِهِ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ كُلَّ قَضَاءٍ قَضَيْتَهُ لِي خَيْرًا
Allahumma inni as’aluka minal-khayri kullihi, ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma ‘alimtu minhu wa ma la a’lam. Wa a’udhu bika minash-sharri kullihi, ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma ‘alimtu minhu wa ma la a’lam.
Allahumma inni as’aluka min khayri ma sa’alaka ‘abduka wa nabiyyuka, wa a’udhu bika min sharri ma ‘adha bihi ‘abduka wa nabiyyuka. Allahumma inni as’alukal-jannatah wa ma qarrab ilayha min qawlin aw ‘amalin, wa a’udhu bika minan-nari wa ma qarraba ilayha min qawlin aw ‘amalin, wa as’aluka an taj’al kulla qada’in qadaytahuli khayran.
Meaning In English
O Allah, I ask You for all that is good, in this world and in the Hereafter, what I know and what I do not know. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from all evil, in this world and in the Hereafter, what I know and what I do not know.
O Allah, I ask You for the good that Your slave and Prophet has asked You for, and I seek refuge with You from the evil from which Your slave and Prophet sought refuge.
O Allah, I ask You for Paradise and for that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed, and I seek refuge in You from Hell and from that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed. And I ask You to make every decree that You decree concerning me good).
It was narrated from ‘Aishah that: the Messenger of Allah (SAW) taught her this supplication. Sunan Ibn Majah 3846
اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَعَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَزِدْنِي عِلْمًا
Allāhummanfanī bimaallamtanī wa allimnī mā yanfaunī, wa zidnī `ilma,
O Allah, benefit me with that which You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and increase me in knowledge.
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ.
Allaahumma Rahmataka Arju fala Takilni Ila Nafsi Tarfata Ayn wa Aslih li Sha’ni Kullah La Ilaaha Illa Ant.
O Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for a blink of an eye. Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship except You.
اَللَّهُمَّ اِغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَاهْدِنِي وَعَافِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي
Allahumma-ighfir li, warhamni, wa-hdini, wa ‘afini, warzuqni.
O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, guard me against harm and provide me with sustenance and salvation.
اللَّهُمَّ أكْثِرْ مَالِي، وَوَلَدِي، وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أعْطَيْتَنِي وَأطِلْ حَيَاتِي عَلَى طَاعَتِكَ، وَأحْسِنْ عَمَلِي وَاغْفِرْ لِي
Allaahumma akthir malee wa waladee wa barik lee fima a’taytanee, wa a’til hayatee ala daa’atik, wa ahsin amalee wagfir lee.
Meaning in English
O Allah, increase my wealth and offspring, and bless me in what You have given me. And direct my life to Your obedience and rectify my actions and forgive me my sins.
The Dua for laylatul qadr is written in Arabic as:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa’fu anni.
Meaning In English
The meaning of laylatul qadr Dua is O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, You love pardon, so pardon me.
It is Sunnah to read this Dua as many as possible during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
It is recommended to recite general du‘aa’s from the Qur’an and Sunnah, any du‘aa’ is good in which the individual strives hard, beseeching his Lord. None of that is limited to Ramadan only.
You should strive hard in du‘aa’ in the last third of the night in particular, every night.
It is mustahabb for the Muslim to remember Allah at all times and in all circumstances, as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to combine dhikr and du‘aa’ in order to make the most of the days and nights of this month, especially the times at which supplication is more likely to be answered, such as the time before dawn, after ‘Asr on Fridays, and so on.
So he would ask Allah for Paradise and seek refuge with Him from Hell.
What is widespread in many chat rooms and social media websites, of specific adhkaar and du‘aa’s for each day of the month of Ramadan is all something that has been fabricated and made up by people.
These are nothing more than some adhkaar that have been selected and spread by some people, and many people think that this is a prescribed act of worship that is to be done in this blessed month, but in fact this is not part of the Sunnah and is not narrated in any hadith.
So the Muslim should be keen to recite the adhkaar of the morning and the evening, and the adhkaar that are to be recited following the prayers, and on other occasions as prescribed in Islam, and he should try hard to read the Holy Qur’an, study it, and reflect on its meanings, and that will suffice him, by Allah’s leave, and bring the reward that he seeks.
Taken From IslamQA