Ramazan - Ramadan

Ramazan | Dua for Ramazan

The word Ramazan (Ramadan) comes from the Arabic, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is farz (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating.

So that means that the first day of the month of Ramazan (Ramadan), which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, moves backward by about 10 days each year. This has a large impact on how people experience Ramazan (Ramadan) from year to year. Fasting during the holy month is one of the five pillars of Islam, which also include prayer and charity. To fast, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual activity from dawn to sunset. Muslims follow the lunar calendar, which means Ramadan arrives several days earlier each year.

Dua (Prayer) at the Beginning of the Fast 1:

 وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

Dua (Prayer) at the End of the Fast:

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ


The first 10 days of Ramadan signify Allah’s mercy with the purpose to practice mercy towards other brethren. Here is a dua for first 10 days of Ramadan: 

  • Ramadan first Ashra dua: Rabbi ighfir warham wa anta khayrur raahimeen
  • English translation: O my Lord! Forgive me and have mercy and You are the best, most merciful


The second Ashra is a time for forgiveness. During this stage, Muslims ask for Allah’s pardon and seek repentance from sins. The dua that can be recited during the second Ashra is:

  • Dua: Astagfirullaha rab-bi min kulli zambiyon wa-atoobuilaiyh 
  • English translation: I ask for forgiveness from Allah, my Lord, from every sin I committed 


The third and last Ashra ends on the 29th or 30th of Ramadan and holds special significance for Muslims since it represents protection from the hellfire. Additionally, the most important night of the Islamic calendar, Laylat-ul-Qadr, also falls during this time. The dua for the last 10 days of Ramadan is:

  • Dua for third Ashra of Ramadan: Allahumma Ajirni minan naar 
  • English translation: O Allah, save me from the hellfire