Ramadaan – The Month OF Blessings.
Ramadaan is a month of countless blessings and virtues. The word RAMADAAN is derived from “ramdh’ which means “burning of the feet from heat” This is because of the fast, which burns the sins of a Muslim into ashes.
RAMADAAN has been given the name of blessed month because:
- In this month, the whole Qur’an was sent down to the first sky from Lawhe Mahfooz.
- In this month, there is the night of Qadr, which is better than 1000 months.
- In this month, the thawaab of good deed is equal to the fardh of another month.
- This is the month of patience and the reward of this patience is Jannah.
- This month teaches the lesson of kindness towards others.
- In this month, the daily bread of Muslims is increased.
- In this month, the first ten days are of mercy, second ten days are of forgiveness and the last ten days are of being freed from Hell.
- The month of RAMADAAN is a month in which the Mercy and Blessings of Allah descend upon us continuously.
This month is so precious that one should fast, recite Qur’an and engage in worship (Ibadah) day and night. One should perform Taraaweeh, Nafl Salaah, make du’a, etc. In this way, by giving preference to religion over self-desires, a person can acquire the Pleasure and Nearness of Allah. Each day and night of this blessed month can bring the reward of Ibadah of years.
Duas For Each Day In Ramadaan:
1st Day: “Oh Allah during this month, accept my fast as the fast of those whose fast is acceptable to Thee. Accept my standing up in Salaah as the standing up of those whose Salaah is acceptable to Thee. Keep me awake during this month and free me from the desires of the insensible persons. In this holy month forgive my sins and errors, O the One who is worshipped in the entire Universe. Pardon me, O the One who pardons the sinners.”
2nd Day: “O Allah, in this holy month, bring me closer to Thy good pleasure and keep me away from Thy displeasure and contempt. Let me grow used to the recitation of verses of the Holy Quran. I beseech Thee for Thy Mercy. O, The Most Merciful One.”
3rd Day : “O Allah, in this holy month, make me wise and help me to avoid sins. Keep me away in this month from ignorance and ostentation. Award me a share from all the blessings that you may bestow in this month which is in plenty, O the Liberal, Most Beneficent.”
4th Day: “O Allah, in this holy month, make me stronger, to carry out Thy commands. Let me taste the sweetness of “Zikr” (remembrance). Encourage me of giving thanks to Thee, and protect me with Thy most reliable cover, O One who sees everything.”
5th Day: “O Allah, in this holy month, accept me as one of the repenters, let me be from among those who do good and obey Thee. Elevate me in this month to the status of those nearest to Thee. O, the most Benevolent.”
6th Day: “O Allah, in this month, accept me as one of the repenters, let me be from among those who do good and obey Thee. Elevate me in this month to the status of those nearest to Thee. O, the Most Benevolent.”
7th Day: “O Allah, help me to keep fasts and to offer prayers in this holy month. Protect me from evil and sin in this month. Bestow on me in this month the blessings of Thy continuous remembrance. I lean on Thy kindness. O the devisor of means for strayed persons to find the right path.”
8th Day: “O Allah, bestow on me in this holy month wisdom to have mercy on orphans and to feed the hungry and keep the company of the righteous. I appeal to thee in the name of Thy benevolence. O, The Shelter of the destitute.”
9thDay: “O Allah, in this month bestow on me a share out of Thy ample mercy. Lead me to understand Thy glorious teaching. Guide my life to win Thy good pleasure. I appeal to Thy love, O, One whose love is sought by all.”
10th Day: “O Allah, in this month, let me be among those who rely on Thee, let me be among those who succeed in Thy way, let me be among those who are allowed nearness to Thee, as a favour, O the Last Resource of those who are needy.”
11th Day: “O Allah, show love to me in this month, by bestowing favours on me. Make me to dislike sin and error. And through Your help, defend me by granting immunity from penalty and flames of the Fire, O He who comes to the help of those who cry for help.”
12th Day: “O Allah, purify me in this month by Your Grace and make me contented. Make me foremost in justice and fairplay and guard me against all those evils that I fear. Keep me under Your protection, O One who saves all those who fear.”
13th Day: “O Allah, in this month, cleanse me of all impurities and foul practices, give me the strength to bear all the events ordained by You. Encourage me to abstain from the unworthy and keep the company of the good. Do help me O Sustainer, who cools the eyes of the destitute.”
14th Day: “O Allah, do not take me to task in this month for my weakness and errors. Pardon me my sins and unspeakable deeds. Let me not be the target of evil and vicissitudes. I beg of You in the name of Your Honour, O the Honourable.”
15th Day: “O Allah, bestow on me in this month the sincerity of those who fear You only. Open my heart for repeated hospitality in this month by the grace of Your protection, O The Shelter for those who fear.”
16thDay: “O Allah let me be in this holy month with the righteous people and keep me away from the company of the wicked. Give me a place in the permanent abode by Your mercy, I beg You in the name of Your Divinity, O Lord of the worlds.”
17th Day: “O Allah let me maintain my good deeds in this sacred month. Satisfy all my righteous aspirations and desires. O the One to whom we can address our requests and prayers. O One who knows all the secrets of all the worlds and its inhabitants. Send blessings on Muhammad (SAW) and on his purified children.”
18th Day: “O Allah, keep me awake in this month to find and get the blessings of Its mornings; enlighten my heart with the rays of its bright lights; let me (all parts of my body) yield to follow its traditions, in the name of Your Light, O the Light of the hearts and minds of those who know.”
19th Day: “O Allah, multiply my share in this month on account of its abundant blessings, make easy and smooth my means and ways to reach its mercy and bounties, and do not prevent me from getting its good. O, He guides unto the clear truth.”
20th Day: “O Allah, open for me in this month the gates of paradise and close the gates of hell on me. Give me strength to recite the Quran, O One who brings satisfaction to the hearts of the believers.”
21st Day: “O Allah let this month lead me to win Your good pleasure. Let not the devil have access to me this month. Let me be worthy of being admitted to Paradise. O One who fulfils the needs of the needy.”
22nd Day: “O Allah, open for me in this month the gates of Your good pleasure, and make available to me multiple blessings, keep me attached with that which obtains Your pleasure. Let me live in the atmosphere of heavenly peace. O He who hears the cries of the distressed needy.”
23rd Day: “O Allah, cleanse me of immorality and remove my shortcomings in this month; look into my sincerity to judge the “fear of Allah” (awareness of the governing boundaries laid down by You) O One who overlook the shortcomings of sinners.”
24th Day: “O Allah, in this holy month, I beg for those things that will lead me to do the things You approve. I beg for protection against the things that displease You. I beseech You to arrange my life in such a manner that I obey You and never break or tamper with Your laws, O He who liberally gives abundantly to the beseechers.”
25th Day: “O Allah, make me of those who love those close to You and an enemy of those who are Your enemies. Make me follow in the footsteps of Rasulullah (SAW) O, the Comforter of the hearts of all the prophets.”
26th Day: “O Allah, let my good efforts in this month be fruitful and my sins pardoned. Accept my actions and conceal my defects, O the Best Hearer.”
27th Day: “O Allah, bestow on me the blessings of “Lailatul Qadr” (the Night ofPower). Let my difficulties and problems be overcome. Accept my repentance; ward off from me sins and evil acts, O One who is merciful towards the virtuous.”
28th Day: “O Allah let me make a greater offer of “Nawafil” prayers in this month. Let my religious duties be uppermost in my mind. O He who does not get confused on account of the ceaseless demands of the countless beseechers, but attend to each and every supplication.”
29th Day: “O Allah, in this month draw me nearer to Your mercy. Bestow on me blessings and keep me away from sins. Cleanse my heart from the vulgarity of making false accusations, O He who is merciful to the faithful servants.”
Note: Always, always remember the Ummah in your duas.