Ramadan 2019 –Day 8 : Prayers in the month of Ramadan
Ramadan is one of the Holiest months of the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which Muslims make special preparations and indulge in excessive worship and praise of Allah Almighty. Besides keeping fast, the other objective of Muslim in this month is to gain as much blessings and reward from Allah Almighty as possible. Here are the few important prayers performed during the Holy month for blessings.
The Prayer for Breaking the Fast
Fasting does not end unless this prayer is recited:
“Allahuma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu.”
Oh Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with your sustenance.”
Prayer for Forgiveness
Ramadan is a time when Muslims are told through the Quran and in hadiths that God will absolve them of their sins if they engage in sincere worship and repentance. The following prayer is recited during Ramadan to ask for Allah’s forgiveness –
“Allahumma inni as’aluka birahmatika al-lati wasi’at kulli shay’in an taghfira li.”
Oh Allah, I ask You by Your mercy which envelopes all things, that You forgive me.
This is a prayer that Abdullah ibn Amar, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, used to recite as he was breaking his fast, as reported by Ibn abi Mulaykah.
Prayer for the First 10 Days of Ramadan
Muslims scholars agree that Ramadan is such a holy month that any sort of prayer, whether it is a personal one from your heart or one from the Quran or other Islamic sacred texts, will surely be received by Allah and the rewards for those prayers will be numerous. but the Prophet Muhammad did recommend Muslims to recite certain du’as at particular times during Ramadan. For example, during the first 10 days of the months, reciting the following prayer provides extra benefits:
“Rabbigh fir war hum wa anta khair ur rahimeen.”
Oh my Lord and Sustainer please forgive me and be merciful to me. You are the best amongst those who show mercy.
Prayer for Second 10 Days of Ramadan
This prayer, which is from the Quran, was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad to be recited as much as possible during the second 10 days of Ramadan for maximum rewards and forgiveness of sins.
“Allahumma innaka afuwun tuhibbul afuwa faafu anna.”
Oh Allah indeed you are the greatest pardoner and you like the act of pardoning. Hence, please forgive us.
Prayer for the Third 10 days of Ramadan
This particular prayer was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad to be recited during the last 10 days Ramadan as much as possible. It beseeches God to forgive us, because God is indeed the best at forgiving humans for their mistakes.
“Astaghfirullaha rabbi min kulli zambin wa atabu ilaih.”
I seek forgiveness of all my sins from Allah who is my lord and sustainer and I return back in repentance to him alone.